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Carnegie Hall “Concert for Ukraine” benefit to feature classical artists, Ukrainian Chorus Dumka of New York, and others

“Carnegie Hall said on Tuesday that it would host a concert in support of Ukraine [on May 23], to show solidarity with the Ukrainian people, express opposition to the...

May 4, 2022

Spokane Symphony adds music director fellowship program

“You can study conducting in university courses and take master classes … but no one teaches you how to be a music director,” writes Stephanie Hammett in Thursday’s (4/28)...

May 4, 2022

New Haven Symphony’s Family Series returns with free concerts—plus zoo animals

“The New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo are joining forces for a series of free, outdoor events,” writes Brian Gioiele in Monday’s (5/2) Shelton Herald (Shelton, CT)....

May 4, 2022

Obituary: Chicago Symphony’s longtime principal flute, Donald Peck, 92

“Donald Peck, the principal flutist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1958 to 1999, died on Friday at his home in Chicago. He was 92,” writes Hannah Edgar in...

May 4, 2022

Wilmington Symphony to perform world premiere, “Azalea Suite,” by its music director

“The Azalea Suite was commissioned by the North Carolina Azalea Festival and was originally slated to be presented March 29 of 2020, but then came COVID and the program...

May 3, 2022

Lizzo plays her new flute at the Met Gala

“The opening lines of French composer Claude Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune could be heard drifting down the steps of last night’s Met Gala 2022,” writes Sophia Alexandra...

May 3, 2022

Wheeling Symphony to host “Festival of Ideas,” free discussions of racism, anti-Semitism, and more

“The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra is calling on its audience to hold conversation usually discouraged at the dinner table: the crossover of politics and music,” reads an unsigned article in...

May 3, 2022

Initial results from UK opera company’s program for those suffering from post-COVID breathlessness

“An online breathing program that uses singing techniques and has been developed by the English National Opera, can significantly improve quality of life and breathlessness for people with long...

May 3, 2022

Review: South Bend Symphony’s all-John Williams concert

“The South Bend Symphony Orchestra wrapped up their Pop music series last night at the Morris Performing Arts Center with an extraordinary performance … devoted … to the music...

May 3, 2022

Minnesota Orchestra’s “brea(d)th” commission honors George Floyd and work toward equity and healing in Minneapolis

“In the summer of 2020, after the murder of George Floyd, the Minnesota Orchestra’s musicians and staff brainstormed how to make change,” writes Jenna Ross in Friday’s (4/29) Star...

May 2, 2022