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Central Ohio Symphony crowdsources commission for orchestra and drum circle

The Central Ohio Symphony, based in Delaware, Ohio, has launched a campaign through Kickstarter—the online arts funding platform—to raise money to commission a new work for orchestra...

April 16, 2013

Hartford Symphony’s 2013-14 partners include drumline, theater company

For its 70th anniversary during the 2013-14 season, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut will perform nine Masterworks and six pops programs, with local partners and guest...

April 17, 2013

Buffalo Philharmonic’s Spring for Music ticket sales surge

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announced that as of April 10 it had sold 1,326 tickets to its upcoming concert in this year’s Spring for Music festival at...

April 15, 2013

Holocaust-themed “Orchestra of Exiles” to air on PBS in April

Orchestra of Exiles, Josh Aronson’s documentary about Polish musician Bronislaw Huberman, is scheduled to air on select PBS stations on April 14 and 15. Huberman (1882-1947) was...

April 12, 2013

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra takes science-themed approach to the Icarus myth

On April 24 the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra will perform a futuristic reimagining of the Greek myth of Icarus, set in outer space, as part of the Philadelphia...

April 11, 2013

Alan Gilbert makes guest appearance on “Sesame Street”

During the month of April, the television series Sesame Street is focusing on Lincoln Center in New York City, with three separate “The People in Your Neighborhood”...

April 10, 2013

April world premieres at Juilliard, Eugene Symphony, Utah Symphony

Among the orchestras and ensembles planning world premieres in April are the New Juilliard Ensemble and the Eugene and Utah symphonies. On April 12, the New Juilliard...

April 9, 2013

PARMA Recordings issues call for scores by young composers

The deadline is April 30 for composers age 30 or younger to submit scores for the second annual PARMA Student Composer Competition. Submitted works must be previously...

April 8, 2013

Albany Symphony announces winners of composer competition

New York’s Albany Symphony Orchestra has chosen three winners of its national composer competition, whose works will be showcased in May during the ASO’s annual American Music...

April 5, 2013

Chicago Sinfonietta’s online guide to “Political Awakenings”

In connection with its upcoming April 19 and 20 concerts featuring the Concerto for Oud in C minor by Palestinian-American composer Simon Shaheen, the Chicago Sinfonietta has...

April 4, 2013