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New Jersey Youth Symphony hosts virtual festival with multiple youth orchestras

On September 20, the New Jersey Youth Symphony will host the U.S. Youth Orchestras eFestival, “We Never Stopped Making Music,” a virtual event in partnership with the Los Angeles...

September 16, 2020

International symposium for women conductors heads online, Sept. 16-20

The third “International Symposium: Women Conductors” will take place online from September 16 to 20. The organization promotes cultural policies for increased participation and equal opportunities for women in...

September 16, 2020

Anthony McGill awarded 2020 Avery Fisher Prize

Anthony McGill, principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, has been awarded the 2020 Avery Fisher Prize. In place of the traditional award celebration at Lincoln Center, a virtual...

September 15, 2020

New York Philharmonic featured in outdoor interactive artwork by Ellen Reid

Composer and sound designer Ellen Reid has written SOUNDWALK, a GPS-enabled work of public art launched on September 10 that uses music to enhance the natural environment of New...

September 14, 2020

Dayton Philharmonic to join opera and ballet for virtual park performance, Sept. 12

The Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera, and Dayton Ballet—the constituent organizations of Ohio’s Dayton Performing Arts Alliance—will perform in a virtual event on September 12 entitled “A Celebration from Carillon...

September 11, 2020

Ann Arbor Symphony moves fall programs online; music director search extended to 2021-22

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra will perform an online streamed series of concerts at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, Michigan beginning on September 26, following the suspension of...

September 10, 2020

National Symphony to perform concerts throughout D.C. area honoring COVID-19 workers and others

Beginning on September 9, National Symphony Orchestra musicians will perform in more than 30 live-music events for healthcare and other frontline workers during the pandemic. The September-November concerts are...

September 9, 2020

Oregon Bach Festival commissions Danielpour score for Simone Dinnerstein, commemorating those affected by pandemic

The Oregon Bach Festival has commissioned Richard Danielpour to compose a set of fifteen miniatures, titled An American Mosaic, for pianist Simone Dinnerstein. The miniatures will be premiered virtually...

September 8, 2020

New five-year contract for musicians at Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and its musicians have agreed on a new five-year contract, to begin on September 7, 2020. The contract is the organization’s first long-term agreement with...

August 28, 2020

Owensboro Symphony replaces 2020-21 season with new slate of smaller programs, some outdoors

The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra in Kentucky announced that it has postponed its originally planned 2020-21 concerts one year, to the 2021-22 season. Instead, the orchestra will offer small ensembles...

August 28, 2020