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Seattle Youth Symphony continues the learning and the music—virtually

“Last March the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra … was rehearsing for a spring concert,” writes journalist and former Seattle Youth Symphony board member Mike James on Saturday’s (2/20) PostAlley.com...

February 23, 2021

Caring for a centuries-old violin, with no power or heat, in Plano, Texas

“As temperatures plummeted across Texas this week, a local violinist began sleeping with his instrument,” writes Tim Diovanni in Friday’s (2/19) Dallas Morning News. “Aaron Boyd, director of chamber...

February 23, 2021

Pittsburgh Symphony returns for more digital concerts, led by Honeck and Stripling

“The sounds of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra have resonated for 125 years,” writes JoAnne Klimovich Harrop in Sunday’s (2/21) Trib-Live (western PA). “Feb. 27 will mark its first performance...

February 22, 2021

League’s Heather Noonan on latest COVID-19 relief package and its impact on arts industry

“In her new One to One interview, Heather Noonan, vice president of advocacy for the League of American Orchestras, explains how the latest COVID-19 relief package, including Save Our...

February 22, 2021

Kev Marcus and Wil B on changing perceptions of Black artists and classical music

“When Kev Marcus and Wil B met in a high school music class they shared their desire to disrupt people’s impressions of what classical music should be. Together they...

February 22, 2021

Santa Barbara Symphony continues work with local students during pandemic

“The Santa Barbara Symphony has announced its continued partnership with the Santa Barbara Unified School District to present BRAVO!, the popular after-school music education program,” writes Gerry Fall in...

February 22, 2021

Wheeling Symphony names Bryan Braunlich executive director

“Changes are coming to the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra,” writes Aaron Tyler in Friday’s (2/19) WTRF-TV (Wheeling, WV). “Bryan Braunlich was named the new Executive Director of the Wheeling Symphony...

February 22, 2021

Plans for major London music venue tabled, due to pandemic

“An ambitious £288m concert hall that was supposed to be ‘the Tate Modern of classical music’ has been scrapped by the City of London Corporation, which said the impact...

February 22, 2021

Seattle Symphony to give U.S. premiere of composer Hannah Kendall’s “Kanashibari”

“Hannah Kendall is a name you’ll want to remember,” writes Thomas May in Tuesday’s (2/16) Seattle Times. “It was only two years ago that the young British composer’s work...

February 19, 2021

Carnegie Hall to remain closed to live performances through summer 2021

“Carnegie Hall and its three stages will remain shuttered through the summer,” writes Susan Elliott in Thursday’s (2/18) Musical America (subscription required). “As per executive orders from the City...

February 19, 2021