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Baltimore Symphony launches “Symphony in the City,” free community concerts

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is launching a new series of free concerts, “Symphony in the City,” to be performed at communities throughout Baltimore during the 2019-20 season and featuring...

January 2, 2020

Atlanta Symphony’s 2019 season-opener, on television and streaming, Dec. 31

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s season-opening concert September 20, 2019 will be broadcast on December 31 at 9:30pm ET on Georgia Public Broadcasting television and streamed at GPBs’s website,

December 24, 2019

El Paso Symphony expands free afterschool program to Tornillo, Texas

The El Paso Symphony in Texas is expanding its After-School Music Project, Tocando, to Tornillo Elementary School as an in-class and after-school program in January 2020. Tornillo is an...

December 23, 2019

Boston Symphony’s Nelsons to lead Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s concert, to be broadcast Jan. 1

PBS will broadcast the Vienna Philharmonic’s “From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration” concert at the Musikverein on January 1, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., conducted by Boston...

December 20, 2019

Coming in 2020: Carnegie Hall’s celebration of Beethoven’s 250th

Carnegie Hall has announced its complete schedule of “Beethoven Celebration” events in 2020, with more than 58 artists and ensembles performing in New York City and elsewhere from January...

December 19, 2019

Palm Beach Symphony’s 2019-20 season

Florida’s Palm Beach Symphony opened its 2019-20 season, the first under Music Director Gerard Schwarz, on December 8 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm...

December 18, 2019

Bang on a Can to present three-day festival in Brooklyn, May 2020

Bang on a Can, the new-music organization founded in 1987 by composers Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, has announced a three-day festival to take place in May...

December 17, 2019

Berklee orchestral concert, honoring JFK with Copland, Okoye, Sibelius, “Butterfly Lovers” Concerto, videogame music

At Boston’s Jordan Hall on November 22, the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra performed a program entitled “Sharing Our Humanity” on the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in...

December 16, 2019

New Haven Symphony’s “Christmas Carol in Concert,” with Kathleen Turner, James Naughton

From December 8 to 15 at locations throughout the New Haven area, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra is performing “A Christmas Carol in Concert,” featuring actors Kathleen Turner (in...

December 13, 2019

Recordings news, December 2019

A new Naxos recording features the Boston Symphony Orchestra in works commissioned and premiered by the orchestra in the early years of Music Director Andris Nelsons’s tenure at the...

December 12, 2019