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Chicago Symphony to launch fall season Oct. 1 with five virtual chamber programs

“For now, the focus will be on the intimate and the virtual, with some form of subscriptions part of the thinking, too,” writes Hedy Weiss on Thursday (9/3) at...

September 8, 2020

Remembering a generation of Black American conductors

“The 1970s are hardly ancient history, but the decade seems like a distant world that had African American symphony and opera conductors in a few highly visible positions,” writes...

September 8, 2020

Savannah Philharmonic to broadcast this year’s Picnic in the Park

“The Savannah Philharmonic has announced plans for the modified 2020 version of Picnic in the Park” on October 18, reads an unsigned article last Tuesday (9/1) at radio station...

September 8, 2020

Could incorporating improvisation make classical music more inclusive?

“Why won’t big American orchestras improvise?” writes Seth Colter Walls in Tuesday’s (8/25) New York Times. “Improvisation has largely been left to the very occasional special guest, like the...

August 28, 2020

What California Symphony and other Bay Area music groups are planning for fall 2020

Without in-person performances this fall, “Bay Area presenters are coming up with creative alternatives: a wide array of virtual concerts featuring new works, revivals and more,” writes Georgia Rowe...

August 28, 2020

League President and CEO Jesse Rosen on how orchestras are proceeding during the pandemic and the need to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion

Jesse Rosen, president and CEO of the League of American Orchestras, is featured in a video interview with Susan Elliott in Thursday’s (8/27) MusicalAmerica.com as part of the site’s...

August 28, 2020

Booker Rowe, 79, the Philadelphia Orchestra’s first Black musician, to retire after half a century

“It was 1968 when Booker Rowe, a freelance violinist in New York, got the call … with a question from music director Eugene Ormandy,” writes Peter Dobrin in Thursday’s...

August 28, 2020

New Zealand’s orchestras and the struggle to obtain visas for their foreign-based musicians

“The number of people watching online performances by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Royal New Zealand Ballet skyrocketed … during the nationwide lockdown earlier this...

August 28, 2020

Outdoor series in Alexandria, Virginia to commemorate March on Washington with music and narration

“Classical Movements, an Alexandria-based choral and orchestral tour organizer, put on an initial set of three outdoor performances on June 20,” writes Cody Mello-Klein in Thursday’s (8/27) Alexandria Times...

August 28, 2020

New York Philharmonic musicians to perform throughout city neighborhoods—via a pickup truck

“With theaters and concert halls closed by the coronavirus pandemic at least until the end of the year, the New York Philharmonic is trying out a decidedly more casual,...

August 27, 2020