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Carnegie Hall cancels remainder of 2019-20 season

“Carnegie Hall is projecting a $9 million operating deficit on its $104 million budget after canceling the rest of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic and anticipates making...

April 3, 2020

Aspen Music Festival delays opening of season by two weeks

“The Aspen Music Festival and School has canceled the first two weeks of its summer season due to societal disruptions from the novel coronavirus, pushing the opening concert from...

April 3, 2020

Stamford Symphony adds online channel, with archived concerts, interviews, learning resources for families

“Although its spring concerts were canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Stamford Symphony hopes to keep the music playing,” writes David Fierro in a front-page article in Thursday’s (4/2)...

April 3, 2020

State of Illinois launches emergency fund for out-of-work artists

“In an attempt to boost the battered arts and cultural communities in the Land of Lincoln, the state of Illinois and the city of Chicago will join with philanthropies...

April 3, 2020

Obituary: Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, educator, and patriarch of musical dynasty, 85

“Ellis Marsalis, a pianist and educator who was the guiding force behind a late-20th-century resurgence in jazz while putting four musician sons on a path to prominent careers, died...

April 3, 2020

What musicians are up to during The Great Pause: practicing, composing, commissioning composers, learning JavaScript

  “With performances now on hold worldwide for months to come, what creative projects are classical artists working on?” reads an unsigned Wednesday (4/1) New York Times article. Violinist...

April 2, 2020

NYC arts organizations’ weekly “war-room” conference call, as city continues shutdown during pandemic

“As the COVID-19 disease has escalated, turning New York into a crisis epicenter, … what was once a routine monthly call among 34 arts and cultural organizations that receive...

April 2, 2020

Opinion: Keep the music coming, even in grocery-store lines

“Where do we turn to nourish our souls during what can feel like a dark, fearful time?” writes Kate Hatmaker in last Sunday’s (3/22) San Diego Union-Tribune. Hatmaker is...

April 2, 2020

Obituary: Artist manager Kenneth Wentworth, 92

“Kenneth Wentworth, founder and chairman of the artist management firm Jonathan Wentworth Associates, Ltd., named for his son, died on March 22 in Washington, D.C.,” writes Nicholas Beard in...

April 2, 2020

Philadelphia Orchestra musicians and staff take pay cuts through mid-September

“Faced with an abrupt and unprecedented loss of ticket revenue, musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra are taking a pay cut,” writes Peter Dobrin in Tuesday’s (3/31) Philadelphia Inquirer. “Players...

April 1, 2020