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Atlanta Symphony and Robert Spano begin live 2020-21 season with streamed program of Baroque works

“When the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra gave its last performances in March, no one had any idea when normal life or live concerts would resume,” writes Summer Evans in Tuesday’s...

November 12, 2020

East Texas Symphony Orchestra postpones 2020-21 season to 2021-22, due to pandemic

“The East Texas Symphony Orchestra has postponed its 2020-21 season of subscription concerts due to the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic,” writes Giselle Chavez in Tuesday’s (11/10) CBS19 (Tyler, TX). “The series,...

November 12, 2020

Alabama Symphony musicians perform live and virtual concerts for coronavirus patients

“Coronavirus patients at UAB Hospital [in Birmingham, Alabama] are getting a chance to relax a little to the sound of live, classical music,” reads an unsigned report on Tuesday...

November 11, 2020

Melbourne Symphony and other Australian arts groups reconfigure seasons, earn income from digital concert hall

“ ‘It’s sort of like going home,’ says Freya Franzen,” a violinist in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne Ensemble, writes Nick Miller in Tuesday’s (11/10) The Age...

November 11, 2020

Rediscovering the marginalized legacy of the woman who built Beethoven’s pianos

“While Nannette Streicher was … one of the closest friends of Beethoven, whose 250th birthday will be celebrated this December, she was also one of the finest piano builders...

November 11, 2020

New vice president and chief philanthropy officer at St. Louis Symphony

“The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has hired Robert Driver, a former Mizzou [University of Missouri] development executive, as vice president and chief philanthropy officer,” writes Diana Barr in Tuesday’s...

November 11, 2020

Carnegie Hall’s “Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg” online tribute, Nov. 19

“The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18, at age 87, prompted tributes from around the world,” writes Howard Reich in Monday’s (11/9) Chicago Tribune....

November 11, 2020

Elgin Youth Symphony’s careful return to in-person rehearsals and performance

“Music has always been important to Miguel Rodriguez, who plays the flute in the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra,” writes Gloria Casas in Friday’s (11/6) Elgin Courier-News (IL). “It’s become...

November 10, 2020

San Francisco Symphony cancels remaining live concerts through June 30, 2021

“The San Francisco Symphony is canceling all live performances through June 30, 2021, because of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the orchestra announced on Monday, Nov. 9,” writes Joshua Kosman...

November 10, 2020

Cincinnati Symphony and Anthony McGill to premiere Davis’s “You Have the Right to Remain Silent”

“In October, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra rehearsed onstage in Music Hall for a free ‘Live from Music Hall’ broadcast [featuring Anthony] McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic,...

November 10, 2020