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Atlanta Symphony adds acoustical shell, plus new chamber programs at area libraries

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra reports that its home venue, Atlanta Symphony Hall, has undergone an acoustical renovation this summer, funded by an anonymous $500,000 donation. The new wooden acoustical...

September 25, 2013

Delaware Symphony’s 2013-14 season: new contract, new venues

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra, based in Wilmington, has announced details of its 2013-14 season, set to open on September 27 at Wilmington’s Grand Opera House with Music Director David...

September 24, 2013

Orchestra Iowa musicians and board ratify three-year agreement

The Board of Directors and Musicians of Orchestra Iowa have ratified a new contract. The three-year collective bargaining agreement between the Orchestra and the Musician’s Protective Union...

September 20, 2013

Des Moines Symphony endowment campaign exceeds goal

The Des Moines Symphony and Academy in Iowa reports that the total of gifts and pledges in its 75th-anniversary campaign begun in July 2011 is more than $9.8 million.... ...

September 19, 2013

Fort Worth Symphony rolls out student ticket “passport”

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in Texas has introduced a discount program for high-school and college-age students for the 2013-14 season. Students with current I.D. may purchase a $35...

September 18, 2013

Grant from Target supports Lexington Symphony’s Orchestrating Kids Through Classics

The Lexington (Mass.) Symphony has received a $5,000 grant from Target Corporation to subsidize student tickets and scholarships for its Orchestrating Kids Through Classics (OKTC) program...

September 17, 2013

Father and son, both classical critics, will give Canton Symphony season preview

In advance of its season-opening concert at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, Ohio’s Canton Symphony Orchestra will present free season previews by Brett Amacher, a local classical-music critic,...

September 16, 2013

Eugene Symphony world premiere gets national radio broadcast

Oregon’s Eugene Symphony announced that its April 18 performance of Tomas Svoboda’s Concerto for Clarinet, a world premiere, was broadcast during the morning of September 13 on...

September 13, 2013

Chicago Sinfonietta goes hip-hop for “eMotion” concerts

For the Chicago Sinfonietta’s season-opening concert, Mei-Ann Chen will lead a program showcasing urban dance culture. The “eMotion” program will include a commissioned world premiere, an “orchestral dance mix”...

September 12, 2013

In Seattle schools, arts instruction returns through new partnership

The city of Seattle, Washington, has announced that K-2 elementary-school students this year will have access—for the first time in nearly 40 years—to music instruction in their classrooms. Spearheading...

September 11, 2013