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Wichita Falls Symphony’s curated, crowdsourced playlists, “Legato in Times of Staccato”

“One of the more striking and heartening images that came from Italy during its battle with Covid-19 were the films of neighbors on their balconies playing musical instruments to...

June 26, 2020

Obituary: Dallas Symphony Principal Trumpet Ryan Anthony, 51

“Ryan Anthony, a nationally acclaimed trumpeter who became principal trumpet of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, died Tuesday after an eight-year battle with multiple myeloma,” writes Scott Cantrell in Wednesday’s...

June 26, 2020

League’s Catalyst Fund grants: supporting greater equity, diversity, and inclusion at U.S. orchestras

“The Catalyst Fund, a three-year, $2.1 million program launched in 2019 by the League of American Orchestras, is designed to help its members identify, confront and ultimately correct what...

June 25, 2020

Utah Symphony names Nashville Symphony’s Steven Brosvik as next president and CEO

“Utah Symphony and Utah Opera have chosen their new president and CEO, a veteran executive who has worked for orchestras across the nation,” writes Sean P. Means in Wednesday’s...

June 25, 2020

Composer Adolphus Hailstork to write requiem cantata for George Floyd

“Adolphus Hailstork (born 1941) is only getting better with age,” writes Michael Zwiebach in Tuesday’s (6/23) San Francisco Classical Voice. “The premiere of Still Holding On, commissioned and performed...

June 25, 2020

How the Central Ohio Symphony helped those suffering in the state’s opioid crisis

“According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2017, Ohio was second in the nation in deaths resulting from opioid overdoses,” writes Peter Tonguette in the spring issue...

June 25, 2020

Obituary: Canadian conductor Victor Feldbrill, 96

“Victor Feldbrill, principal conductor of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra from 1958-68, founder of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, and tireless champion of music by Canadian composers, died on June...

June 25, 2020

Opinion: Pandemic may offer opportunity for classical music to gain new audiences

Before the coronavirus pandemic, “the Seattle Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic had been … attracting an urban and near-suburban core of younger adults to their regular concert series,”...

June 25, 2020

U.K.’s Glyndebourne Festival to present first outdoor opera and concerts

“Glyndebourne is to host its first outdoor opera, as it announces plans to restart concerts this summer,” writes Gabriella Swerling in Monday’s (6/22) Telegraph (U.K.). “The opera house in...

June 24, 2020

Riccardo Muti, in Italy, looks forward to careful reopening of classical-music scene

“Conducting a joyful Mozart motet, Riccardo Muti sent a resounding message Sunday night, that live classical music has returned to the Italian stage after the coronavirus lockdown,” writes Colleen...

June 24, 2020