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Austin Symphony’s free holiday concerts, Dec. 6-18

The Austin Symphony Orchestra is in the midst of its annual free “Christmas in the Community” holiday performances throughout Austin, Texas, featuring chamber ensembles of musicians from the orchestra.......

December 11, 2019

Reading List: December 2019

Stephen Walsh’s Debussy: A Painter in Sound, combining musical analysis with biography, has been published by Vintage Books. In February 2020, Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish pianist Stephen...

December 10, 2019

Annapolis Symphony’s Academy, in second year, promoting diversity in classical music

The Annapolis Symphony Academy, an educational program of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, will present a free holiday concert on December 15 featuring musicians from the academy’s introductory, junior, and...

December 9, 2019

Detroit Symphony tech upgrades to “Live from Orchestra Hall” webcasts

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has announced several technology upgrades to its free “Live from Orchestra Hall” webcasts of DSO Classical Series concerts, including a new 4K ultra-high-definition video system.......

December 6, 2019

Boulanger Initiative to present “Phenomenal Women from Clara to Clarice”

On December 10, the Boulanger Initiative—which promotes music composed by women through performance, education, and commissions—will present a program entitled “Phenomenal Women from Clara to Clarice” at Arena Stage...

December 5, 2019

North Carolina Symphony begins three-year educational residency in Jones County

The North Carolina Symphony has launched a three-year initiative in Jones County, North Carolina, designed to provide high-quality live orchestral music and music education experiences at schools and other...

December 3, 2019

Arapahoe Philharmonic to perform Zhou Tian’s “Transcend” on train-themed program

The Arapahoe Philharmonic in Littleton, Colorado will perform new works by Zhou Tian and by Brian LaGuardia, a member of the orchestra’s percussion section, on its November 1 “Off...

October 17, 2019

New five-year musicians contract at California Symphony, with raises, through 2023

The California Symphony Orchestra has ratified a new five-year collective bargaining agreement with its musicians, effective through July 31, 2023....

August 12, 2019

Musical America names 30 “movers and shakers in the performing arts” for 2019

Musical America, the publisher of Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts and the news website MusicalAmerica.com, has released the 2019 edition of its Top 30 Professionals of...

December 4, 2019

Las Vegas Philharmonic’s new education collaboration with Nevada School of the Arts

The Las Vegas Philharmonic has launched a new collaboration with Nevada School of the Arts, through which NSA’s Chamber Orchestra students receive intensive mentoring from LVP musicians...

December 2, 2019