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Cincinnati Symphony musicians to live-stream socially distanced concert at Music Hall, May 16, with world premiere

On May 16 at 8 p.m., four Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra musicians will perform a live, socially distanced concert in Music Hall, the orchestra’s home, representing the first live performance...

May 15, 2020

Eugene Symphony to host three one-hour radio programs, beginning May 17

Oregon’s Eugene Symphony is partnering with radio station KLCC FM 89.7 for a three-installment radio series produced and hosted by Eugene Symphony Association Executive Director Scott Freck. The first...

May 15, 2020

Jennifer Koh and Andrew Norman to discuss “Alone Together” commissioning initiative, May 15

This spring, violinist Jennifer Koh created “Alone Together,” a project in which she is commissioning 21 established composers and 21 emerging composers to write short pieces for solo violin....

May 14, 2020

New “Everything Will Be Okay” podcast, featuring home interviews with classical musicians

Conductor Bramwell Tovey is the first guest interviewed in a new program entitled “The Everything Will Be Okay Podcast,” in which host Jenna Simeonov speaks with Canadian classical musicians...

May 13, 2020

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra’s 2020-21 season: premieres by Scofano, Clyne, Leshnoff, Maroney, Esmail, Morris

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) in Texas has announced details of its 2020-21 season, which will open September 26 with a program led by ROCO Artistic Partner Mei-Ann...

May 12, 2020

Cleveland International Piano Competition creates virtual competition

Piano Cleveland, the presenting organization of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, has announced Virtu(al)oso, an online piano competition for pianists ages 18 to 32, designed to help provide financial...

May 11, 2020

Pacific Symphony and musicians ratify short-term agreement during pandemic

In California, the Pacific Symphony and Orange County Musicians Union, Local 7, American Federation of Musicians, have ratified a short-term agreement to bridge the period through early September that...

May 8, 2020

Las Vegas Philharmonic’s 2020-21 season: Beethoven, Higdon, Zwilich, Price, Gershwin, Handel, Boulanger

The Las Vegas Philharmonic has announced its 2020-21 season, scheduled to begin on October 16 and 17 with two all-Beethoven programs featuring the Egmont Overture; Symphony Nos. 1, 5,...

May 7, 2020

New Jersey Symphony commissions score for physically distant orchestra and choir to honor medical and service workers

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has commissioned a new work, Gratias Tibi, for physically distanced orchestra and choir from José Luis Domínguez, to express gratitude to the state’s frontline...

May 6, 2020

Virginia’s Alexandria Symphony launches virtual music education program with workshops

From April 27 to May 1, students in the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra’s free Sympatico music education program participated in online workshops, created during the pandemic by Daniel Trahey, who...

May 5, 2020