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Longy School receives $100K to study El Sistema-inspired education programs

The Longy School of Music of Bard College—located in Cambridge, Massachusetts—has received a $100,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a two-year study of El Sistema-inspired...

May 30, 2014

Live broadcasts for Montreal Symphony Orchestra to feature world premieres

The Montreal Symphony Orchestra will offer broadcasts of its May 29 concert at two media outlets. Titled “Bach, Liszt, and Saint-Saëns” and presented at the Maison symphonique de Montréal,...

May 29, 2014

League notes passing of Marianne Segura, former development director

Marianne Gilchrist Segura, who led fundraising efforts at the League of American Orchestras in the 1980s and early 1990s, first as development director and later as a consultant,...

May 30, 2014

New York Youth Symphony’s 2014-15 season

The New York Youth Symphony’s 2014-15 season will encompass three orchestra performances at Carnegie Hall, as well as jazz performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and chamber music performances...

May 28, 2014

Make Music New York returns with piece for headphone choir, other works

Make Music New York, the annual daylong festival of free participatory events in New York City held on June 21, has announced that its eighth festival will...

May 27, 2014

Military personnel to be celebrated in Buffalo, N.Y., and Columbia, S.C.

The Buffalo Philharmonic and the South Carolina Philharmonic are among the orchestras that will celebrate military personnel in presentations this spring....

May 23, 2014

NY Phil’s Matthew VanBesien awarded honorary degree by Manhattan School of Music

Matthew VanBesien, executive director of the New York Philharmonic since 2012, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Musical Arts degree by the Manhattan School of Music at the school’s...

May 22, 2014

Conductor/composer Avner Dorman at CityMusic Cleveland

Avner Dorman, in his first season as music director of Ohio’s CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra,  will conduct the world premiere of his own Violin Concerto No. 2 (“Nigunim: Hebrew...

May 22, 2014

New York Philharmonic invites public to upload visual art to be displayed at Biennial

Using the hashtag #letsplaynyp, the New York Philharmonic is inviting the public to submit photos, artwork, and video to share via social media for its NY Phil Biennial, reflecting...

May 20, 2014

Ma, Gittleman, and Alsop to receive honors this spring

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and conductors Neal Gittleman and Marin Alsop are among musicians being honored this spring. On May 23, Yo-Yo Ma will be the inaugural recipient...

May 19, 2014