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St. Louis Symphony expands digital presence with streamed concerts, educational videos

“The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s new foray into digital concerts is welcome news,” writes Daniel Hill in Thursday’s (2/11) Riverfront Times (St. Louis, MO). “In a press release this...

February 16, 2021

San Francisco Symphony rebrands with adaptive logo

“Times have been changing at the San Francisco Symphony,” writes Lilly Smith in Wednesday’s (2/10) Fast Company. With the arrival of Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen “came the need for...

February 16, 2021

Detroit Symphony’s 2021-22: premieres, music by women and BIPOC composers, tentative return to Orchestra Hall

“The Detroit Symphony Orchestra sounded a note of optimism Thursday as it unveiled the classical and pops schedules for its 2021-2022 season,” writes Brian McCollum in Thursday’s (2/11) Detroit...

February 12, 2021

Fall River Symphony’s current season, deepening community ties with focus on Black composers

“The Fall River Symphony Orchestra is bringing a diverse array of orchestral music to an increasingly diverse audience,” writes Audrey Cooney in Thursday’s (2/11) Herald News (Fall River, MA)....

February 12, 2021

Olympia Symphony’s musicians, curating free online Valentine’s Day concert

“Among the duets on the program of ‘With Love,’ the Olympia Symphony Orchestra’s free online Valentine’s Day concert, is one performed by violinist Jason Leng and pianist Jason Leng,”...

February 12, 2021

Columbus Symphony’s principal pops conductor returns for in-person Valentine’s concert

“What is Valentine’s Day if you can’t share it with someone special? The Columbus Symphony wasn’t about to try,” writes Peter Toguette in Thursday’s (2/11) Columbus Dispatch (OH). “For...

February 12, 2021

Obituary: Conductor and educator Paul John Stanbery, 66

“Paul John Stanbery’s down-to-Earth style made him popular with musicians and audiences alike,” reads an unsigned obituary in Tuesday’s (2/9) Cincinnati Enquirer (OH). Stanbery died after a long fight...

February 12, 2021

Omaha Symphony on turning 100 in 2021

Since its first concert on March 29, 1921, the Omaha Symphony has grown “from 50 musicians to 42 core full-time members, 28 contract players and additional musicians hired on...

February 11, 2021

Bears, tigers, and gibbons: Minnesota Orchestra young people’s concert visits the zoo

“A TV crew surrounding her, conductor Sarah Hicks leaned toward the glass, trying to catch sight of her co-stars: three Alaskan brown bears,” writes Jenna Ross in Monday’s (2/8)...

February 11, 2021

Albany Symphony to premiere Tyson Davis’s “Distances”

“The Albany Symphony Orchestra on Saturday presents and premieres ‘Distances,’ the specifically commissioned work of Tyson Davis, a 20-year-old composer from the Juilliard School,” writes Shrishti Mathew in Wednesday’s...

February 11, 2021