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Orchestra Engagement Lab set for orchestral commission, teaching academy

The Vermont-based Orchestra Engagement Lab has announced plans for its second summer, when it will convene a consortium of orchestras to commission an orchestral-vocal work by composer...

March 4, 2013

Annapolis Symphony expands education program to high school level

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in Maryland announced this week that it has expanded its Adopt-a-School education program to Annapolis High School, where members of the ASO string...

March 1, 2013

Eugene Symphony’s next “Counterpoint” initiative to explore love and fate

The Eugene Symphony in Oregon has announced that its 2013-14 season will include the second installment of its biannual “Counterpoint” community-engagement initiative, with two November concerts dates...

February 28, 2013

Baltimore Symphony offers new program for orchestra administrators

This June, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is adding an administrator track to BSO Academy Week, its weeklong program for adult instrumental musicians. The program is designed for...

February 25, 2013

Cincinnati Symphony joins four area arts groups for free event

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will join the May Festival Chorus, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company on March 2 for a free program entitled “Heroes...

February 27, 2013

Grant Park Music Festival to renew focus on neighborhoods

Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival has announced details of its 2013 season, which opens on June 12 with the Grant Park Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4,...

February 22, 2013

Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute, year two

The Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute has announced events planned for 2013, with workshops, rehearsals, and public readings of new symphonic works by seventeen jazz composers set to...

February 20, 2013

Boston Symphony: vote on painting that best captures Mussorgsky’s “Pictures”

In conjunction with its upcoming performances of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, the Boston Symphony Orchestra has partnered with the Copley Society of Art in Boston to...

February 21, 2013

Charlotte Symphony to perform in citywide festival in April

In North Carolina, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is among the cultural organizations participating in Charlotte’s Ulysses Festival: Charlotte Spring Festival of the Arts, a series of lectures,...

February 19, 2013

Philadelphia young musicians convene for President’s Day celebration


The inaugural Philadelphia Festival of Young Musicians is set to take place on February 18, President’s Day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., hosted by Gary Steuer,...

February 15, 2013