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Alarm Will Sound’s “Video Chat Variations” commissions by Monk, Sorey, Lang, others

The New York City-based ensemble Alarm Will Sound has launched an ongoing virtual series entitled “Video Chat Variations,” through with the ensemble is commissioning and performing works by composers...

August 6, 2020

Obituary: Fairfax Symphony violinist Tim Owens, 55

Virginia’s Fairfax Symphony Orchestra has announced that Tim Owens, a violinist in the orchestra for more than 34 years, died on July 7 at age 55 after a short...

August 5, 2020

Omaha Symphony delays start of centennial season to January 2021

The Omaha Symphony has announced a restructured 2020-21 season that will begin in January 2021, with newly designed Masterworks, Joslyn, Pops, Rocks, Movies, and Family subscription series. “While we...

August 5, 2020

New York Philharmonic, Thorgy Thor, and other musicians issue 30-day practice challenge

The New York Philharmonic has launched a 30-day practice challenge from August 1 to 30 that aims to provide a sense of community among musicians who have been isolated...

August 4, 2020

Curtis Institute commissions new work by Alexis Lamb, focused on American democracy

Composer Alexis C. Lamb has been selected to create a new work to be performed and recorded by Ensemble 20/21, the Curtis Institute of Music’s contemporary music ensemble. Lamb...

August 3, 2020

New Haven Symphony and partners help the hungry with Aug. 1-8 virtual festival

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is presenting a virtual festival to raise money and awareness for food insecurity in New Haven, particularly during the COVID-19 crisis. The “HomeCooked Music...

July 31, 2020

Hartford Symphony’s free, outdoor chamber concerts, July 30-Aug. 25

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut will perform five live concerts in its HSO Summer Splash! Series of hour-long chamber events in and around Hartford in July and August....

July 30, 2020

Sphinx Organization names recipients of 2021 Medals of Excellence

The Sphinx Organization has announced that conductor Lina González-Granados, composer Carlos Simon, and oboist Titus Underwood are the three recipients of this year’s Sphinx Medals of Excellence. Each recipient...

July 29, 2020

Philadelphia Orchestra launches monthly livestreamed discussions of racial justice and creative equity

On June 6, the Philadelphia Orchestra hosted HearTOGETHER: A Healing Conversation in Music and Words, following the May 25 killing of George Floyd and in solidarity with the Black...

July 28, 2020

Allentown Symphony to offer four sessions of online composer workshops

Pennsylvania’s Allentown Symphony Orchestra will offer a series of online composer workshops beginning July 28 and continuing on August 4, 11, and 13. Chris Rogerson, the orchestra’s composer in...

July 27, 2020