With large-group gatherings prohibited, Oregon Symphony furloughs musicians and staff

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“The Oregon Symphony … laid off its orchestra and several staff members Wednesday, taking emergency measures to outlive a sprawling coronavirus pandemic,” writes Nathan Rizzo in Friday’s (3/20) Oregonian...

March 23, 2020

New NYC fund to assist arts and social-service organizations coping with pandemic

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“So far, it’s only targeted for New York City, but Friday morning a group of foundations announced a $75 million fund to help social service and arts and cultural...

March 23, 2020

Piano Cleveland and Steinway Piano Gallery of Cleveland launch weekly streamed “Quarantine Concerts”

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“Piano Cleveland and Steinway Piano Gallery of Cleveland are launching the Quarantine Concerts, which are livestreamed every week from the Steinway gallery and will feature local artists, many of...

March 23, 2020

North Carolina’s Kidznotes program to offer online music instruction for students

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KidzNotes, a nonprofit that provides free instruments and music lessons to children in Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro, North Carolina, has canceled all live, public performances through the end...

March 23, 2020

Plácido Domingo in self-isolation in Mexico after testing positive for coronavirus

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“The opera star Plácido Domingo disclosed on Sunday that he tested positive for the coronavirus,” writes Johnny Diaz in Sunday’s (3/22) New York Times. “Mr. Domingo, 79, who was...

March 23, 2020

March 23 update: postponements and cancellations at orchestras, conservatories, and concert halls, plus newly added livestreams and videos, due to pandemic

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From the time that COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) first impacted the performing arts several weeks ago, The Hub has been tracking postponements and cancellations by U.S. and international orchestras, performing...

March 23, 2020