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Orchestras work toward inclusion with commissions, compositions, and artists

“As our nation struggles with issues of inclusion and racial equity, performing-arts organizations also find themselves reexamining their own core values, to ensure that their activities reflect a changing...

January 13, 2022

Delaware music school receives surprise $10M bequest for scholarships

“Mary Ellen Northrop was a Wilmington music lover known to the Music School of Delaware, but not in particular as an active patron or supporter. The retired tax analyst...

January 13, 2022

Jonny Greenwood’s wide-ranging musical curiosity, from Radiohead to orchestras and film scores

“Jonny Greenwood had long since achieved global fame, as the lead guitarist of Radiohead, when he ventured into scoring films nearly 20 years ago,” writes Seth Colter Walls in...

January 13, 2022

Obituary: Atlanta executive and arts philanthropist Bradley Norton Currey Jr., 91

“Bradley ‘Brad’ Norton Currey Jr. poured millions into elevating Atlanta to world-class status, while shunning recognition for himself,” writes Martha Anne Tudor in Thursday’s (1/13) Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “With successful...

January 13, 2022

Mark Williams named CEO of Toronto Symphony

“The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has appointed Mark Williams as its new chief executive officer,” writes Brad Wheeler in Wednesday’s Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada). “Williams is currently chief artistic...

January 12, 2022

What’s behind Thomas Dausgaard’s sudden resignation as music director of Seattle Symphony

“At his seaside home near Copenhagen, the Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard made a difficult decision: He would step down as the music director of the Seattle Symphony, effective immediately,...

January 12, 2022

The people who helped organize airlift of young musicians from Afghanistan to Portugal

“On Dec. 13 … a community of school children from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) landed in Lisbon, Portugal,” writes Felix Carroll in Saturday’s (1/8) Berkshire Eagle...

January 12, 2022

Tulsa Symphony and University of Tulsa join forces

“A new partnership between the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and the University of Tulsa will help to strengthen the university’s music program through masterclasses, performances and other activities,” writes James...

January 12, 2022

Boston Symphony to require patrons to be fully vaccinated, in accordance with city mandate

“How do you get to Symphony Hall? For the musicians, it’s practice and vaccinations,” reads an unsigned article in Tuesday’s (1/11) Boston 25 News. “And for those fans looking...

January 12, 2022

Six world premieres and full season planned for 2022 Grant Park Music Festival

“The Grant Park Music Festival announced its 2022 season, [heralding] the organization’s return to a 10-week season with full chorus and orchestra,” writes Hannah Edgar in Tuesday’s (1/11) Chicago...

January 11, 2022