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Philadelphia Orchestra’s Nézet-Séguin honored at city celebration, Sept. 10

“Yannick Nézet-Séguin is being honored as one of Philadelphia’s world citizens,” writes Isabella Simonetti in Thursday’s (9/10) Philadelphia Inquirer. “Nézet-Séguin will receive a special tribute at the Global Philadelphia...

September 10, 2020

New one-year contract for Indianapolis Symphony musicians, through Aug. 2021

“The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and musicians have reached a labor agreement that addresses pay and health care in a year that has included furloughs and a season vacated of...

September 9, 2020

El Paso Symphony’s fall 2020: free chamber music performances at multiple venues

“Adapting to the coronavirus pandemic, the El Paso Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 90th anniversary by going on tour” at local venues, writes Maria Cortez Gonzalez in Tuesday’s (9/8)...

September 9, 2020

Who was George Bridgetower, the violinist who inspired Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata?

“Six months after Beethoven contemplated suicide, confessing his despair over his increasing deafness in the 1802 document known as the Heiligenstadt Testament, he was carousing in taverns with a...

September 9, 2020

Me2/Orchestra, helping musicians with mental illness before and during the pandemic

“The 1970s and early 1980s were heady times for classical music conductor Ronald Braunstein,” writes R. Scott Reedy in Thursday’s (9/3) MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, MA). “He had no...

September 9, 2020

Mankato Symphony honors longtime violinist Helen Baumgartner with streamed performance

“The Mankato Symphony Orchestra is honoring one of their long-time members who recently passed away,” writes Bernadette Heier on Monday (9/7) at KEYC-TV (Mankato, MN). “Helen Baumgartner was a...

September 9, 2020

Michigan Opera Theatre names director Yuval Sharon as artistic director

“One of the world’s most acclaimed and visionary opera directors is taking the creative reins of Michigan Opera Theatre,” writes Mark Stryker in Wednesday’s (9/9) Detroit Free Press. “The...

September 9, 2020

Review: Tulsa Symphony launches season with open-air, socially distanced night of Beethoven

“The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra did something rather extraordinary Saturday night: It put on a concert, performing the music of Beethoven to an audience of more than 1,600 people,” writes...

September 8, 2020

Pittsburgh Symphony: salary cuts and furloughs during pandemic

“In the wake of canceled concerts and postponed tours, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Thursday announced a series of financial cutbacks to help sustain the organization through the pandemic,”...

September 8, 2020

Utah Symphony plans live Sept.-Oct. performances, with reduced audience capacity

“The Utah Symphony is the latest to join a small camp of orchestras moving forward with a revised season and safety measures in place that make the return to...

September 8, 2020