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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

Following results of sexual-harassment survey, Sydney Symphony to introduce workplace changes

“Almost half of 76 staff surveyed by leading workplace consultant Elizabeth Broderick including musicians of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra had experienced some form of bullying, one quarter in the...

August 4, 2022

New Music USA awards Organizational Development Fund grants to 100 U.S. groups

New Music USA has awarded a total of $678,000 to 100 organizations through its 2022 Organizational Development Fund, which supports groups nationwide that work regularly with, and support the development...

August 4, 2022

Louisiana Philharmonic’s 2022-23 season: John Williams tribute, Mahler, Big Freedia, Lost Bayou Ramblers

“The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2022-2023 season is set to launch next month, and this year everybody’s favorite local orchestra is set to expand their, and your, horizons even more,...

August 3, 2022