The pandemic’s toll on younger orchestral musicians

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Julia McLean, a 24-year-old violist hired in January by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, “played just two of the orchestra’s big classical-series concerts before the pandemic forced Indianapolis and other...

October 15, 2020

U.K. government designates £257 million for arts organizations during pandemic

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“The government’s allocation of £257m in funds to support arts organizations and venues has been welcomed as a gamechanger for struggling venues, but there have been calls for urgent...

October 15, 2020

Nia Imani Franklin’s “Compose Her” initiative, spotlighting women composers and musicians

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“American composer and soprano Nia Imani Franklin is the founder and operator of ‘Compose Her,’ an initiative meant to advance and nurture women and girls in classical composition and...

October 15, 2020

Boston Symphony musicians in a day of pop-up recitals

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“The Boston Symphony Orchestra will hit the streets Thursday for a one-day-only concert tour,” reports an item on Thursday (10/15) at WBZ-TV (Boston). “Members of the strings section will...

October 15, 2020

Welcoming a more diverse roster of composers in classical recordings

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“In decades past, classical recordings were synonymous with dead composers and artists with a European pedigree,” writes David Patrick Stearns last Wednesday (10/7) at New York classical radio station...

October 15, 2020

Musical America’s Sedgwick Clark retires; Clive Paget is directory’s new editor

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“Sedgwick Clark, longtime features editor of the Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts, has retired after nearly 30 years in the job,” writes Nicholas Beard in Tuesday’s...

October 15, 2020

Richmond Symphony to offer live-stream and in-person options for concerts

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On Saturday, October 17, Virginia’s Richmond Symphony Orchestra will perform an in-person concert that will also be live-streamed. The concert will be led by Valentina Peleggi, hired in April...

October 15, 2020