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Bruce MacCombie memorial set for October 22 at Juilliard

A memorial for composer Bruce MacCombie will take place on October 22 at 5 p.m. at the Juilliard School’s Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater. MacCombie, who died...

October 19, 2012

New York Youth Symphony accepting submissions for 2013-14 First Music commissions

The deadline is January 4, 2013 for composers under age 30 to submit previously unpublished and unperformed works for the New York Youth Symphony’s First Music commissioning...

October 17, 2012

For young musicians, new contests from Sphinx and New West Symphony

The Sphinx Organization and the New West Symphony have each announced December deadlines for new young-musician contests. For its “Sphinx Stars” contest showcasing Detroit-area young musicians ......

October 16, 2012

Students and alumni to receive first Juilliard entrepreneurship grants

Seven Juilliard students and alumni have received the first Juilliard School Jonathan Madrigano Entrepreneurship Grants to support original projects during the 2012-13 season. The recipients are Jessica...

October 15, 2012

Fort Worth Symphony musicians and management ratify three-year agreement

The management and musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in Texas have reached agreement on a new three-year contract, effective immediately and running through July 31,...

October 12, 2012

Dominick Argento endows $1.5M professorship at Eastman School of Music

The composer Dominick Argento has created a charitable remainder trust endowing a professorship at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music at $1.5 million. Argento, who...

October 11, 2012

Sphinx Organization’s first diversity conference set for February 2013

This winter the Sphinx Organization will host “Sphinxcon,” its inaugural conference bringing together performing arts leaders and practitioners to discuss the topic of diversity in the arts....

October 10, 2012

LA Phil selects four conductors for Dudamel Fellowship Program

Four conductors have been chosen to participate in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Dudamel Fellowship Program: Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, Christopher Lees, Dietrich Paredes, and Rafael Payare. Each fellow ......

October 9, 2012

Detroit Symphony pops concert to be simulcast outdoors at Fisher Center

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s opening “Cirque de la Symphonie” pops concert on October 6 will be live streamed outdoors onto the south wall of the Max M....

October 4, 2012

Omus Hirshbein memorial set for October 4 in NYC

A memorial tribute to the classical-music impresario Omus Hirshbein is set to take place at the Juilliard School’s Paul Hall on October 4 at 5 p.m. Hirshbein,...

October 3, 2012