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Western Massachusetts economy, reliant on tourism, Tanglewood, and the arts, struggles during coronavirus closures

“Tourism has been decimated by widespread coronavirus closures … especially … in regions that rely heavily on seasonal dollars, including the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts,” writes Andrea Shea on...

July 1, 2020

New Haven Symphony cancels fall 2020 live concerts; will continue to expand online presence

“The New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Directors announced that the programming and concerts originally planned for the remainder of 2020 are not compatible with COVID-19 health and safety...

July 1, 2020

National Virtual Medical Orchestra records its first video

“As the novel coronavirus pandemic left many Americans confined to their homes and the medical community under extreme stress, Providence Medical Orchestra conductor John Masko began searching for opportunities,”...

July 1, 2020

Indianapolis Symphony musicians and management at odds over health coverage during furlough

“Furloughed musicians of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra say management … terminated employer-provided health insurance for the musicians when a current furlough began June 7,” writes David Lindquist in Monday’s...

July 1, 2020

Message of hope: Gateways Music Festival musicians record “Lift Every Voice and Sing”

“For 27 years, Gateways Music Festival’s mission has been to connect and support professional classical musicians of African descent and enlighten and inspire communities through the power of performance,”...

July 1, 2020

In a time of upheaval, musicians and composers respond

“On May 27th, two days after a Minneapolis police officer murdered George Floyd, Anthony McGill, the principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, posted a recording of himself playing...

July 1, 2020

Fort Worth Symphony’s socially distanced “America Strong” farewell concert for Music Director Harth-Bedoya

“The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is presenting the ‘America Strong’ concert this Fourth of July at Dickies Arena—its first concert in more than three months,” writes Bryan Mena in...

June 30, 2020

St. Louis Symphony musicians’ outdoor concerts, organized by orchestra’s associate principal horn

“I hadn’t realized just how starved I was for live music until the concert began,” writes Sarah Bryan Miller in Friday’s (6/26) St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “The venue was a...

June 30, 2020

Vermont Symphony names Cape Town Opera’s Elise Brunelle as executive director

“The Vermont Symphony Orchestra has named the managing director of an opera company in South Africa as its new executive director,” reads an unsigned Sunday (6/28) Associated Press article....

June 30, 2020

In NYC, all Broadway theaters to remain shuttered through the end of the year

“Broadway will remain closed for at least the rest of this year, and many shows are signaling that they do not expect a return to the stage until late...

June 30, 2020