New York Philharmonic cancels season through June 2021, due to pandemic

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“On Tuesday, the New York Philharmonic announced that has canceled all of its scheduled concerts through June 13, 2021,” writes Anastasia Tsioulcas on Tuesday (10/13) at National Public Radio....

October 14, 2020

Ocala Symphony returns to reopened Reilly Arts Center with Stravinsky’s “Soldier’s Tale”

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“ ‘The Soldier’s Tale’ is a chamber piece, specifically written with the restrictions of a pandemic in mind,” writes Angela Durrell in Monday’s (10/12) Ocala Star-Banner (Ocala, FL). “Igor...

October 14, 2020

Orchestras adopt multiple approaches to keep the music playing

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“American symphony orchestras are emerging from lockdown, adopting a variety of approaches to live performance,” writes Barbara Jepson in Friday’s (10/9) Wall Street Journal (subscription required). “Soccer stadiums, ballparks...

October 14, 2020

Lubbock Symphony heads to an amphitheater for Grieg, Mozart, and Strauss

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“The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra will host a special outdoor concert Oct. 17, with social distancing and best practices in place due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,” reads an unsigned...

October 14, 2020

Hong Kong Philharmonic quarantined, after bass clarinetist tests positive for Covid-19

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“A member of Hong Kong’s top orchestra has been infected with Covid-19, and 100 musicians quarantined, raising fears about the risk of exposure to a concert audience that included...

October 14, 2020

San Francisco plans to support artists with $1,000/month income during pandemic

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“In an effort to assist the city’s struggling arts community in bouncing back from the pandemic, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced last week that she’d be rolling out...

October 14, 2020

Mobile Symphony to open season at Saenger Theatre with string program, for reduced audience

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The Mobile Symphony Orchestra will open its 2020-21 season at the Saenger Theatre in Mobile, Alabama on October 17 with a one-hour all-strings program featuring Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Mozart’s...

October 14, 2020