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Hartford Symphony’s online “Firebird” thanks essential workers and community groups

“With a crash of timpani, a blare of trumpets, a zing of strings, Hartford Symphony Orchestra and The Bushnell fashion the finale of Stravinsky’s ‘The Firebird’ into a rousing...

May 29, 2020

Colorado’s San Juan Symphony: finding creative solutions during pandemic

“Adaptation seems to be the buzzword for almost every arts organization in the Four Corners these days,” writes Mikes Easterling in Thursday’s (5/28) Farmington Daily Times (New Mexico) “The...

May 29, 2020

Pensacola Symphony musicians and music director on value of shared musical experience

“Like so many others, members of the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra wait for the return of happier times, on the other side of the pandemic,” writes Dan Sugart on Wednesday...

May 29, 2020

Pianist Igor Levit to live-stream 20-hour Satie “Vexations” performance

“No stranger to performing some of the towering epics of the piano repertoire, Igor Levit will live-stream Erik Satie’s monumental Vexations on Saturday, May 30 at 2pm (Central European...

May 29, 2020

Composer Steve Reich, staying focused on music while isolating with family in L.A.

“Pulitzer-winning composer Steve Reich … has been keeping busy with the solitary act of writing a new piece from his winter getaway in Los Angeles,” writes Tom Huizenga on...

May 29, 2020

Prince Charles takes to the radio in support of classical music

“ ‘I’ve got Wagner-itis,’ said His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales,” writes Charlotte Runcie in Wednesday’s (5/27) Daily Telegraph (U.K.). “ ‘I’m not sure it’s a communicable disease,...

May 29, 2020

San Francisco Symphony’s expansive virtual reach during pandemic

“As the whole world turns to streaming by necessity … San Francisco Symphony, whose European tour and balance of the 2019-20 season were wiped out by the pandemic, is...

May 28, 2020

U.S. cultural organizations look ahead to 2021, with fall 2020 season in question

“In the world of performing arts, the coronavirus pandemic has already sunk summer. Now it is felling fall,” write Michael Paulson, Joshua Barone, Ben Sisario, and Zachary Woolfe in...

May 28, 2020

Sounds of the Philadelphia Orchestra, in six area hospitals

“The monotonous beeps and blips of the hospital setting are being joined by a friendlier set of sounds. Patients and health-care workers at Penn Medicine’s six sites can now...

May 28, 2020

BBC Proms to take different form this summer, due to pandemic

“There will be Prom concerts this summer but not as we know them and, given there may well be no live audiences and no full orchestras, they are the...

May 28, 2020