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Opinion: Houston arts community needs a more sustainable funding model

“At a time when there is a desperate need for creative expression, the livelihood of artists has never been more tenuous,” write Liyen Chong, Shayna Schlosberg, and Jaison Oliver...

May 4, 2021

Obituary: Broadcaster and arts critic Martin Bookspan, 94

“Martin Bookspan, a classical music broadcaster, author, critic and lecturer, who was well-known locally for his work with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, died peacefully at his home...

May 4, 2021

New York Philharmonic to perform neighborhood Bandwagon 2 concerts—atop 20-foot shipping container

“Late last summer, the august New York Philharmonic … rented a Ford F-250 pickup truck …and drove around the city … for short, impromptu chamber events,” writes Zachary Woolfe...

May 3, 2021

Vermont Symphony’s summer statewide performances, plus return to concert hall in October and music director search

“In lieu of the VSO Summer Festival Tour, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra is accelerating ever so carefully away from COVID-19 into full symphonic concerts at Burlington’s Flynn Center for...

May 3, 2021

West Virginia Symphony’s 2021-22 season, final one with Music Director Lawrence Loh

“After five seasons, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will be saying goodbye to music director Lawrence Loh at the end of next season,” writes Bill Lynch in Friday’s (4/30)...

May 3, 2021

Márquez named Interlochen’s director of music

“Enrique Márquez, who produces and books events for Harvard University’s Department of Music and administers the Fromm Music Foundation, has been appointed director of music by Interlochen Center for...

May 3, 2021

Arts groups urge U.K. government to act swiftly to avoid devastating post-Brexit financial losses

“The Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Opera House and Ed Sheeran’s manager have signed a letter urging Boris Johnson to avert a ‘crisis which is threatening our industry’ since Brexit,”...

May 3, 2021

Obituary: Composer James Primosch, 64

“James Primosch, 64, a stalwart Philadelphia composer, pianist, and longtime University of Pennsylvania professor, died Monday of complications from pancreatic cancer at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse, said his wife,...

May 3, 2021

Indianapolis Symphony set to return to Hilbert Circle stage, with audience capped at 400, in May

“After more than a year of not playing for live audiences, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will perform a spring series for in-person audiences at Hilbert Circle Theatre,” writes Domenica...

April 30, 2021

Chicago Symphony’s May-June digital concerts to feature premieres by Mazzoli, Smith, Mitchell, Bryan, Reminick

“The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is offering an ambitious spring program of performances on CSOtv and other digital platforms,” writes Sarah Shay in Wednesday’s (4/28) Musical America (subscription required). “Among...

April 30, 2021