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Underway in Paris, a new conducting competition for women: “La Maestra”

“Only about six percent of the world’s professional classical music orchestras are headed by women,” writes Lisa Bryant in Thursday’s (9/17) Voice of America. “But in France, there is...

September 17, 2020

Soprano Anna Netrebko hospitalized with COVID-19 after Bolshoi performances

“Anna Netrebko, the star Russian soprano, is in the hospital with pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, she said in an Instagram post on Thursday,” writes Alex Marshall in Thursday’s...

September 17, 2020

Cincinnati Symphony and Pops outline digital 2020 programs, focus on diversity

“The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops will digitally stream the remainder of the 2020 season. Program details and dates were announced Monday,” writes Tana Weingartner on Monday (9/14)...

September 16, 2020

Musicians and staff furloughed at Hartford Symphony

“The Hartford Symphony Orchestra has furloughed musicians and three members of the administration because of the COVID-19 pandemic, eliminated one position and reduced pay for other staff members,” reads...

September 16, 2020

San Francisco Symphony’s newly hired French Horn, a Ph.D. COVID-19 researcher

“In the news biz, it’s called ‘burying the lede’ when the most interesting or important aspect of a story is in the middle instead of at the top,” writes...

September 16, 2020

Mixed season outlook for central Ohio arts groups, with some returning to stages and others waiting until 2021

In Ohio, the state’s audience restriction for performing arts presenters is “the lesser of 15% of capacity or 300 people,” writes Ken Gordon in Sunday’s (9/13) Columbus Dispatch (OH)....

September 16, 2020

Kentucky’s Owensboro Symphony rebrands

“The Owensboro Symphony is rebranding itself, which includes dropping the word ‘orchestra’ from its name,” writes Bobbie Hayse in Tuesday’s (9/15) Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, KY). “It is also redesigning its...

September 16, 2020

Pittsburgh Symphony and Opera perform on mobile stage in new open-air series

“In Pittsburgh, trumpets are sounding once more,” writes Jeremy Reynolds in Monday’s (9/14) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “After a six-month hiatus, members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Opera have...

September 15, 2020

Annapolis Symphony adds a streaming platform for fall concerts at Strathmore, to begin Sept. 26

“The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra has been … working on a streaming platform for people to enjoy music at home,” writes Donovan Conaway in Sunday’s (9/13) Capital Gazette (Annapolis, MD)....

September 15, 2020

Rockford Symphony heads to the park for first performances since March

“The Rockford Symphony Orchestra returns and plays its first concert since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at the Sinnissippi Music Shell” in Rockford, Illinois on September 12 and...

September 15, 2020