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New orchestra in Macon, Georgia set to debut in fall 2021

“Macon will once again have a symphony orchestra, thanks to a five-year, $300,000 Peyton Anderson Foundation grant that will fund a collaboration between the world-renowned Robert McDuffie Center for...

February 19, 2021

California luthier crafts violin from local woods to highlight area’s music programs for youth

“Most everyone has heard of The Red Violin, a 1998 film with a soundtrack by John Corigliano,” writes Diane Peterson in Sunday’s (2/13) Press Democrat (Sonoma County, CA). “Now...

February 19, 2021

In the U.K., opera singers help COVID patients with breathing issues

“On a recent afternoon, the singing coach Suzi Zumpe was running through a warm-up with a student” named Wayne Cameron, writes Andrew Dickson in Tuesday’s (2/16) New York Times....

February 19, 2021

Review: Philadelphia Orchestra and Michelle Cann in new orchestration of Price piano concerto

“There are more than a few astonishing aspects to Florence Price and her Piano Concerto in One Movement, starting with the fact that a Black woman in 1930s America...

February 19, 2021

Boston Symphony Orchestra selects longtime LA Phil executive Gail Samuel as president and CEO

“Gail Samuel, a longtime executive with the Los Angeles Philharmonic … was named Thursday as the next president and chief executive of the Boston Symphony Orchestra,” writes Malcolm Gay...

February 18, 2021

Arkansas Philharmonic to spotlight rarely performed 1947 sonata by Irene Britton Smith

“It was 1989, and Helen Walker-Hill, a member of the piano faculty at the University of Colorado in Boulder, was working on a book titled ‘From Spirituals to Symphonies:...

February 18, 2021

Ann Arbor Symphony adds streamed chamber concerts, with takeout meals

“The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra will be releasing performances recorded live this season at the Michigan Theater,” writes Meredith Bruckner in Tuesday’s (2/16) WDIV-TV (Detroit, MI). “Starting this week,...

February 18, 2021

San Francisco Conservatory releases report about music education and child development

“On January 15, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music announced what a press release described as ‘the publication of a groundbreaking white paper on the extraordinary impact of music...

February 18, 2021

Obituary: Paul Ganson, Detroit Symphony bassoonist who led “Save Orchestra Hall” campaign

“Detroit Symphony Orchestra executives say the organization is grief-stricken by the passing of Paul Ganson, a longtime DSO musician who spearheaded the preservation of Orchestra Hall,” writes Brian McCollum...

February 18, 2021

New York Philharmonic presents first virtual Lunar Year celebration

“The Lunar New Year festival is being marked virtually this month by many U.S. arts institutions offering a wide variety of free activities, for both adults and children, celebrating...

February 17, 2021