Review: Cincinnati Symphony’s virtual, socially distanced finale to 125th-anniversary season

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“It was unlike anything we’ve seen in our lifetime. On May 16, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted a forward-looking experiment on what would have been its 125th anniversary season...

May 21, 2020

Classical music, engaging large virtual audiences sheltering in place

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“Consider these startling numbers, gathered after music institutions canceled the remainder of their seasons in response to the coronavirus restrictions,” writes Barbara Jepson in Tuesday’s (5/19) Wall Street Journal...

May 21, 2020

West Michigan Symphony cancels full-orchestra summer performances; some small-scale programming moves online

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“The West Michigan Symphony has canceled all live performances through the summer, the organization announced Monday,” writes Anya Wagtendonk in Tuesday’s (5/19) Muskegon Chronicle (Michigan). “While the Muskegon-based orchestra...

May 21, 2020

Port Angeles Symphony’s 2020-21 season: fewer concerts, social distancing, roomier concert hall

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“The Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra’s concert season will look different come this fall, in light of a unanimous vote by the symphony’s board of directors,” reads an unsigned article...

May 21, 2020

Curbside performances by orchestral musicians in Las Cruces, New Mexico

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“A group of local musicians wants to bring their music to your neighborhood,” in Las Cruces, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas, writes Kate Bieri on Tuesday (5/19) at...

May 21, 2020

Choral singing carries high health risk during pandemic, scientists say

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“One in six Americans over age 18 sings in a chorus … and if any of them were looking for a glimmer of good news in a recent webinar...

May 21, 2020

Princeton Symphony’s May 31 free music-and-conversation event with musicians and executive director

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On May 31 at 4 p.m. ET, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra in New Jersey will present “At Home with the PSO: A Visit with Rossen Milanov and Friends,” a...

May 21, 2020

May 21 update: postponements and cancellations at orchestras, conservatories, and concert halls

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

May 21, 2020