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La Crosse Symphony to give pair of chamber concerts in return to in-person performance

On March 6, Wisconsin’s the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra will perform two chamber-sized strings concerts—a matinee concert and an evening concert—at the 1,100-seat Viterbo Fine Arts Center before an...

March 5, 2021

Peoria Symphony to livestream discussion on overcoming adversity with Ryan Speedo Green

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra in Illinois will host a free virtual leadership luncheon on Monday, March 8, entitled “Overcoming Adversity.” The event, at 12 p.m. CT, will feature bass-baritone...

March 5, 2021

Lexington Philharmonic adds Friday morning virtual series of music and conversation

On March 5, the Lexington Philharmonic in Kentucky will launch a virtual series called “Connect with Us,” featuring performances by musicians from the orchestra, plus an online conversation. The...

March 4, 2021

South Bend Symphony adopts equity, diversity, and inclusion statement and strategic plan

The board of Indiana’s South Bend Symphony Orchestra reports that it has voted unanimously to adopt an official statement and plan of action to address equity, diversity, and inclusion...

March 3, 2021

Oregon Bach Festival will take place virtually in 2021; artistic director search extended to 2022

The Oregon Bach Festival has announced that its 2021 edition will be presented virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made by the University of Oregon School...

March 2, 2021

Omaha Symphony in-person concert to feature music by Still, Ewazen, Piston, Haydn

The Omaha Symphony will perform music by William Grant Still, Eric Ewazen, Walter Piston, and Franz Josef Haydn on a March 5 program at the Holland Performing Arts Center....

March 1, 2021

Cleveland Institute receives $1M gift to support full-tuition scholarship

The Cleveland Institute of Music has received a $1 million gift that will go toward providing a full-tuition conservatory scholarship for one incoming student. The gift comes from longtime...

February 26, 2021

Eighteen composers to receive 2021 American Academy of Arts and Letters awards

The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced eighteen recipients of its annual music awards, which total $225,000. They are William Dougherty, Gabriela Frank, Annie Gosfield, Yotam Haber,...

February 25, 2021

Virginia Symphony to perform in-person concerts, Feb. 26-March 28

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra has announced six intermissionless concerts, running 60 to 80 minutes each, in February and March in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Newport, representing the ensemble’s first...

February 24, 2021

Vivaldi to go: Erie Philharmonic to broadcast and stream performance—with Italian takeout

For its February 25 “Viva Italia!” concert, Pennsylvania’s Erie Philharmonic is partnering with local restaurants to promote a featured Italian dish or menu to accompany the concert, which will...

February 23, 2021