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Family classical-music road-trip, including festivals in Colorado and Wyoming

“Four classical music festivals. Three children. Two exhausted parents, with a brave grandfather in tow. One bedraggled minivan. It’ll be fun, my wife promised me. Surprisingly, it was,” writes...

August 8, 2022

Montana to Nevada: Ignacio Barrón Viela selected as Reno Philharmonic’s president and CEO

“Ignacio Barrón Viela’s love for music started at his childhood home in Spain, but soon it will lead him to Reno. Barrón Viela will begin his new role as...

August 8, 2022

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s three-week Summermusik festival: Piazzolla, women composers, chamber crawls, new “Symphonie fantastique” arrangement

“Coming out of Covid, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s Eckart Preu has a new motto: Joy. ‘It’s not just another season. It is a joyful occasion, and I think everyone will...

August 8, 2022

Kennedy Center hires Jen Luzzo as director of public relations for classical music

“Jen Luzzo has been hired by the Kennedy Center to oversee classical music public relations,” writes Nicholas Beard in Friday’s (8/5) Musical America (subscription required). “Previously in a related...

August 8, 2022

Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra performances in New York and Washington, D.C.

New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts will present two free concerts by the touring Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra on August 18 and 19 at Damrosch Park. The orchestra,...

August 8, 2022

Changes coming to The Hub

On August 1, the League announced that it will soon be launching Symphony.org, an engaging mix of news, articles, and thought leadership. This updated, mobile-friendly version of Symphony will...

August 8, 2022

Geffen Hall’s concert auditorium to be named Wu Tsai Theater, after donors who helped move renovation ahead

“In late 2020, as coronavirus infections surged and cultural institutions shuttered, the fate of the long-delayed renovation of David Geffen Hall, the home of the New York Philharmonic, was...

August 4, 2022

Puerto Rico Symphony to make Chicago debut in first concert on U.S. mainland in 18 years

“With a more than 60-year history and ties to one of great cellists of the 20th century, Pablo Casals, as well as his namesake annual festival, the Puerto Rico...

August 4, 2022

Abilene Philharmonic taps Gerard Gibbs as executive director

“Gerard Gibbs on Aug. 15 will become the next executive director of the Abilene Philharmonic,” writes in Monday’s (8/1) Abilene Reporter-News (TX). “He succeeds Kevin Smith, who returned to...

August 4, 2022

New Encuentros ensemble, created by Dudamel Foundation, debuts at Hollywood Bowl

“On Saturday morning, Gustavo Dudamel stood before a large orchestra of young musicians … ready to give the downbeat,” writes Mark Swed in Tuesday’s (8/2) Los Angeles Times. “ ‘Be careful...

August 4, 2022