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Fox Valley Symphony returns for first in-person rehearsals in over a year

“Members of the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra walked into St. Bernard Catholic Church with instrument cases in their hands or slung over their shoulders,” writes Nathan Phelps in Wednesday’s...

April 22, 2021

Spring awakening: Allentown Symphony adds chamber, jazz, and outdoor performances

“Slowly but surely, the Allentown Symphony Orchestra is coming out of a purely virtual world,” writes Steve Siegel in Wednesday’s (4/21) Morning Call (Allentown, PA). “The spring season will...

April 22, 2021

Chicago Symphony taps Montgomery for three-year composer residency

“The Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday announced the appointment of Jessie Montgomery as the next Mead Composer-in-Residence,” writes Miriam Di Nunzio in Tuesday’s (4/20) Chicago Sun-Times. “Appointed by CSO...

April 22, 2021

Susan Beaudry to step down as Springfield Symphony’s executive director

“Springfield Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Susan Beaudry is leaving the SSO effective Friday,” writes Ray Kelly in Wednesday’s (4/21) Republican (Springfield, MA). “John Anz, currently development director, will step...

April 22, 2021

Met Orchestra musicians to honor colleagues lost in the past year with virtual concert

“On April 25, revered mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade will host and perform in ‘Songs without Words,’ a [streamed] chamber music concert honoring five members of the Metropolitan Opera orchestra...

April 22, 2021

Classical music podcasts on the rise

“Classical music has been surprisingly slow to embrace podcasting, a medium ideally suited to illuminate its sounds and stories,” writes Joshua Barone in Wednesday’s (4/21) New York Times. “But...

April 22, 2021

Castle of our Skins collaboration with Gardner Museum, focusing on spirituals and classical music

  “When violist Ashleigh Gordon cofounded Castle of our Skins, the Boston collective that celebrates Black artistry in all its forms, she wasn’t drawn to performing spirituals,” writes A.Z....

April 21, 2021

Detroit Symphony’s longtime president and CEO, Anne Parsons, to retire next year

“Anne Parsons, the longest-serving leader in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s modern era, will step down next year,” writes Brian McCollum in Wednesday’s (4/21) Detroit Free Press. “Parsons, the DSO’s...

April 21, 2021

Arkansas Symphony’s 2021-22 season reboot plans, with five guest conductors and premiere by Tania Leon

“As the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra announces plans to return to live performances for its 2021-22 season, the lineup looks very much like the 2020-21 season the covid-19 pandemic forced...

April 21, 2021

ROCO to premiere Esmail’s “History of Red,” based on text by Chickasaw poet Linda Hogan

“Arguably the most stirring of colors, red is symbolic of various extremes,” writes Lawrence Elizabeth Knox in Tuesday’s (4/20) Houston Chronicle. “The vibrant hue has a significant history within...

April 21, 2021