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Fairbanks Symphony concludes 2020-21 virtual season, streamed and on radio

“When the coronavirus pandemic curtailed in-person performances for the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, musicians made sure symphony supporters could still attend performances online,” writes Kris Capps in Thursday’s (4/30) Daily...

April 30, 2021

Review: Philadelphia Orchestra’s organ-themed program with Paul Jacobs

“The visceral thrill of being in the same room as Verizon Hall’s organ … doesn’t translate online … and yet, this week the [Philadelphia Orchestra’s] Digital Stage program emerges...

April 30, 2021

Obituary: Paul Kellogg, Glimmerglass and New York City Opera general and artistic director, 84

“Paul Kellogg, 84, the former general and artistic director of both New York City Opera and Glimmerglass Opera, has died,” reads an unsigned obituary in Wednesday’s (4/28) Opera News....

April 30, 2021

Wolf Trap announces reopening, with concerts by National Symphony and others

“Live music and concerts will soon be back at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia,” write Jess Arnold and Nick Boykin in Tuesday’s...

April 29, 2021

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant site opens; orchestras and arts groups impacted by COVID-19 can apply now

“The gremlins are reportedly gone, and the website for the Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) has been up and running smoothly since Monday,” writes Susan Elliott...

April 29, 2021

Houston Symphony’s music-education fundraiser, plus new musician fellowship program with Shepherd School of Music

“By Friday night’s end … the [Houston Symphony’s] … ‘Joie de Vivre: A Celebration of Wine and Music’ dinner and auction raised $553,000 and counting,” writes Gary Fountain in...

April 29, 2021

Cello academy brings live music to Danish town residents—human and bovine

“On Sunday, in Lund, a village about 50 miles south of Copenhagen, a group of elite cellists played two concerts for both some music-loving cows and their human counterparts,”...

April 29, 2021

Live music returns to Kansas senior living community

“Now that many senior living communities are vaccinated and allowing visitors again, performers are bringing live music to an appreciative audience,” writes Nathan Vickers in Wednesday’s (4/28) KCTV (Kansas...

April 29, 2021

Review: Atlanta Symphony streamed concert linking pieces by Walker, Shostakovich, Chopin

“Music director Robert Spano returned to lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra last week in a [streamed] program of three disparate pieces,” writes Mark Thomas Ketterson in Monday’s (4/26) Arts...

April 29, 2021

Women composers and innovators of electronic music, focus of new “Sisters With Transistors” documentary

“A woman stands in the corner of a drawing room performing The Swan by Saint-Saëns, while a group of men look on,” writes Jude Rogers in Friday’s (4/23) Guardian...

April 28, 2021