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Rockford Symphony’s 2014-15 season, remembering the World Wars

In Illinois, the Rockford Symphony Orchestra has announced details of its 2014-15 season, which features music evoking World War I and II. The first of six classical concerts will...

August 6, 2014

Muncie Symphony conductor heads to Ukraine for cultural diplomacy

Douglas Droste, artistic director of Indiana’s Muncie Symphony Orchestra, and jazz violinist Christian Howes recently performed in Lviv, Ukraine at the invitation of the Public Affairs Section of the...

August 5, 2014

Longy’s El Sistema academy set for Aug. 11-22 in Cambridge, Mass.

The Longy School of Music of Bard College will hold its second annual El Sistema Summer Academy from August 11 to 22, at its campus in Cambridge,...

August 4, 2014

Juilliard announces 2014-15 orchestra season

The Juilliard School in New York City has announced that a distinguished roster of conductors including Fabio Luisi, Tadaaki Otaka, Peter Oundjian, and Speranza Scappucci will make their...

August 1, 2014

Two world premieres and radio documentary for Taaffe Zwilich in 2014-15

The 2014-15 season will include two world premieres by composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, who turned 75 in April. In September, her Fantasy for Solo Violin will have its premiere...

July 31, 2014

Jennifer Higdon to receive Pennsylvania Governor’s Award

On Saturday, four recipients of Pennsylvania’s annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts were announced, honoring outstanding Pennsylvania artists, arts organizations, cultural leaders, and patrons who have made significant contributions...

July 30, 2014

Todd Lerew wins composition contest, with So Percussion performances to follow

The Los Angeles-based composer Todd Lerew has won the American Composers Forum’s 2014 National Composition Contest for his work flagging entrainment of ultradian rhythms and the consequences thereof....  ...

July 29, 2014

Oregon Symphony receives $70K grant for new program in public schools

The Oregon Symphony has received a $70,000, three-year grant to support a new education partnership with the David Douglas School District. Funded by the Oregon Community Foundation’s...

July 28, 2014

Seattle Symphony’s “Celebrate Asia” Composition Competition

The deadline is October 3 to enter the Seattle Symphony’s Celebrate Asia Composition Competition. The competition, launched in 2008, seeks to recognize emerging composers interested in Asian culture,...

July 25, 2014

Documentary film about music and memory loss hits U.S. theaters

The documentary Alive Inside, winner of the Audience Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, is being screened at movie theaters and film festivals throughout the U.S. this summer....

July 24, 2014