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Eastern Music Festival premiere launches ten-year commissioning project

The Eastern Music Festival will perform the world premiere of Richard Danielpour’s A Prayer for Our Time on July 20 in Greensboro, N.C., led by Music Director Gerard...

July 19, 2013

Leonard Bernstein letters to be published in October

Yale University Press has announced it will publish The Leonard Bernstein Letters, edited by British musicologist Nigel Simeone, in October. The 480-page book...

July 17, 2013

Celebrating its 100th birthday, Houston Symphony offers free Day of Music

As part of the Houston Symphony’s celebration of its centennial season, on July 13 the orchestra presented a free thirteen-hour Day of Music at Jones Hall. The day began...

July 16, 2013

Marlboro Music’s 2013 season opens, with Penderecki as composer in residence

Marlboro Music, the Vermont-based classical music retreat co-founded in 1951 by pianist Rudolf Serkin, opened its 63rd season on July 13 with the first of five concert...

July 15, 2013

Orchestra of St. Luke’s expands education programs to address community needs

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) has introduced the Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s (YOSL), a free string-ensemble program for children, in partnership with the Police Athletic...

July 12, 2013

McCaffrey wins American Composers Orchestra’s 2013 Underwood Commission

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) in New York has named A.J. McCaffrey winner of ACO’s 2013 Underwood Emerging Composer Commission, awarding him $15,000 for a work to be premiered......

July 11, 2013

Composer Stephen Paulus in “critical but stable” condition following a stroke

Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus, 63, suffered a stroke on July 4, according to his website. As of July 9, the website stated that he was “in critical but...

July 11, 2013

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra receives grant from bank for education and engagement

Cardinal Bank Community Fund, a philanthropic program of Cardinal Financial Corporation, has awarded a $2,500 grant to Virginia’s Fairfax Symphony Orchestra in recognition of the orchestra’s efforts...

July 10, 2013

Boston Symphony honors composer John Harbison

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has presented John Harbison with the Mark M. Horblit Merit Award for distinguished composition by an American composer. The award was created in...

July 9, 2013

New recordings from orchestras in Connecticut, New York, Ohio, and Texas

Among the orchestras and ensembles with new recordings are the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut; the New York Philharmonic; the Cleveland Orchestra’s chamber group Ensemble HD; the...

July 3, 2013