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New Australian instrumental-music program gets underway at 150 schools

“When the principal of Auburn’s St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School wanted photos to commemorate the first day of the school’s string program, she asked students to pose...

November 19, 2021

Students and teachers of Afghanistan National Institute of Music arrive in Qatar, fleeing Taliban

“The plane from Kabul touched down in Qatar around 6 p.m. on Tuesday,” writes Javier C. Hernández in Wednesday’s (11/17) New York Times. “Two 13-year-old musicians—Zohra and Farida, a...

November 18, 2021

LA Phil spotlights film composers Bowers, Britell, Guðnadóttir, and others in “Reel Change” concerts

“The ice wall between the concert hall and the movie theater has been thawing for years, thanks in large part to giants like John Williams who … championed [film...

November 18, 2021

Brevard Symphony returns to Florida concert stages for 2021-22 season

“For 68 years the Brevard Symphony Orchestra has been performing live symphonic music,” writes Kerry Firth in Tuesday’s (11/16) Space Coast Living (Florida). “There is really nothing quite like...

November 18, 2021

Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras set to perform in person

“While the future of the professional Springfield Symphony Orchestra remains in limbo, there is great news about classical music from the SSO organization,” writes Clifton Noble Jr. in Thursday’s...

November 18, 2021

Review: Sioux City Symphony world premiere of Kati Agocs horn concerto

“With a stage bursting with musicians, Saturday’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 was one of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra’s best in five years,” writes Bruce Miller in...

November 18, 2021

Vermont Youth Orchestra’s season return to the stage

“After more than a year of virtual performances, Vermont Youth Orchestra flutist Logan Crocker stepped onstage in front of a live audience on October 17 at the Spruce Peak...

November 17, 2021

San Francisco arts groups consider impact of tech field’s work-from-home policies on audience attendance

“As live performance finally returns after the pandemic shutdown, cultural institutions are confronting a long list of unknowns,” writes Adam Nagourney in Monday’s (11/15) New York Times. “Have people...

November 17, 2021

Changing podium roles: Gražinyte-Tyla on her conducting life

“Ever since Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla first stood on the podium of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra as its new music director in 2016, this young Lithuanian conductor has been...

November 17, 2021

Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras tap James Welsch as music director

“James O. Welsch will be the next music director and symphonic orchestra conductor for the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras,” writes Matthew J. Palm in Monday’s (11/15) Orlando Sentinel. “He...

November 17, 2021