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Make Music New York adds Rikers Island program for 2013 festival

Make Music New York, the annual daylong festival in New York City, has announced plans for its seventh season, with a complete schedule of events to be...

April 22, 2013

“Rite” celebrations in Boston, Spartanburg, and Washington, D.C.

Among the many orchestral celebrations of the centennial of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring this season are upcoming events in Boston by New England Conservatory’s Philharmonia; in South...

April 23, 2013

NEA and Brookings Institution release “Creative Communities” economic study

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced the publication of Creative Communities: Art Works in Economic Development, produced in partnership with the Brookings Institution. The 225-page...

April 19, 2013

Fairfax Symphony to expand programs in 2013-14

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra in Virginia has announced details of its 2013-14 season, during which it will expand from six to seven Masterworks programs and will inaugurate...

April 18, 2013

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