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Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to remain closed through fall 2020 season

“On Thursday, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center announced they would cancel their fall seasons,” writes Sarah Bahr in Thursday’s (6/18) New York Times. “Lincoln Center … anticipates over $1.3...

June 22, 2020

Subscribers and donors to Pittsburgh arts groups including symphony continue strong support during pandemic

“Pittsburgh arts patrons are nothing if not loyal,” writes Jeremy Reynolds in Wednesday’s (6/17) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Music, theater and ballet lovers are purchasing subscriptions for performances that may be...

June 22, 2020

Dallas Symphony announces salary cuts and furloughs for staff

“With concerts canceled since early March because of the coronavirus pandemic and income already reduced by $4 million, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is putting in place salary cuts and...

June 22, 2020

Multiple groups offer financial and other support to musicians and performing artists during pandemic

“A wide variety of relief organizations have sprung up since March to provide financial and other types of COVID-19–related assistance to those in need in the music world,” writes...

June 22, 2020

Suggestions for orchestral works suitable for performing with social distancing

“As the coronavirus pandemic endures … if concerts are to go forward with social distancing restrictions in place, they will have to include not just fewer listeners, but also...

June 22, 2020

Composer Joel Thompson’s “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” gains new attention with national focus on police violence

“Over the contemplative chords of a piano, a violin sighs,” writes A.J. Willingham on Tuesday (6/16) at CNN. “Swells of voices emerge: ‘Officers, why do you have your guns...

June 18, 2020

Minnesota Orchestra to cut pay for musicians and staff; will continue health benefits and virtual programs

“The Minnesota Orchestra announced Wednesday that its musicians have agreed to reduce their salaries by 20% as the institution works to contain costs amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” reads an...

June 18, 2020

Tesori/Thompson’s “Blue,” about Black family in Harlem, wins Music Critics Association award for best new opera

“The good news is that the Music Critics Association of North America announced today that composer Jeanine Tesori and librettist Tazewell Thompson are the recipients of its 2020 award...

June 18, 2020

Ohio’s Firelands Symphony appoints Tricia Applegate executive director

“Firelands Symphony Orchestra has named Tricia Applegate as its new executive director,” reads an unsigned article in Wednesday’s (6/17) Morning Journal (Lorain, Ohio). “Applegate, who began her new position...

June 18, 2020

ETHEL string quartet to debut “Strings on the Rez” documentary to benefit Navajo-Hopi COVID-19 Relief Fund

“In response to the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the southwestern U.S., the ETHEL string quartet is planning an online premiere of Strings on the Rez on...

June 18, 2020