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West Michigan Symphony and violinist Chee-Yun to perform live virtual concert for subscribers and ticket holders

Music Director Scott Speck will conduct the West Michigan Symphony and violinist Chee-Yun in a video concert by the orchestra’s string musicians on July 17 at 7:30 p.m. The...

July 16, 2020

Avery Fisher Artist Program Oral History Project goes online

The Columbia Center for Oral History Research (CCOHR), based at Columbia University, has announced that the Avery Fisher Artist Program Oral History Project is complete and has been posted...

July 15, 2020

Omaha Symphony receives $90K grant for education and community programs

The Omaha Symphony and the Council Bluffs Guild of the Omaha Symphony have received a $90,000 grant from the Charles E. Lakin Foundation to be used for education programming...

July 14, 2020

Handel and Haydn Society adds online “Summer of Beethoven” festival, radio stations, podcast

Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society has expanded its free digital programming, with content including a nine-week “Summer of Beethoven” festival, a podcast hosted by Principal Cello Guy Fishman, and...

July 13, 2020

Firelands Symphony musicians perform outdoors at senior living facilities

On July 7, the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, based in Sandusky, Ohio, launched its new “FSO Tunes for Tuesday Tour,” through which orchestra musicians perform at senior living facilities in...

July 10, 2020

Three composers to receive Women Composers Commissions from the League of American Orchestras

Composers Niloufar Iravani, Leanna Primiani, and Hilary Purrington will each receive orchestral commissions of $15,000 as part of the Women Composers Readings and Commissions program, an initiative of the...

July 9, 2020

“Listening to ‘Tom-Tom’ ” livestream from Caramoor

On July 9, the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, in Katonah, N.Y., will offer a livestream exploring Shirley Graham Du Bois’s 1932 opera Tom-Tom, the first opera...

July 8, 2020

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra postpones start of 2020-21 season; dates to be announced

The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra in Texas has announced that its 2020-21 season will be delayed due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19 and virus-related construction delays at the Buddy Holly...

July 7, 2020

Hartford Symphony to present online “Confronting Anti-Black Racism in American Orchestras” discussion, July 7

Connecticut’s Hartford Symphony Orchestra will host an online panel discussion, “Confronting Anti-Black Racism in American Orchestras,” on July 7 at 4 p.m. ET on Zoom and Facebook Live. Panelists...

July 6, 2020

Fort Collins Symphony to perform July 4 concert at drive-in theater

Colorado’s Fort Collins Symphony will perform on stage for the first time since the pandemic began with a July 4 concert of patriotic music at Holiday Twin Drive-In movie...

July 1, 2020