Conductors, sidelined during pandemic, forge new identities and projects

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“For conductors with steady work before the pandemic—globe-trotting and rarely home—the aftermath of cancellations has amounted to a surprise sabbatical,” writes Joshua Barone in Friday’s (6/26) New York Times....

June 29, 2020

East Texas Symphony postpones fall 2020 concerts to spring 2021

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“The East Texas Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Directors announced it has voted to reschedule its September and November subscription concerts” to 2021, reads an unsigned article in Wednesday’s (6/24)...

June 29, 2020

Violin vigil in Aurora, Colorado to protest 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a Black amateur violinist

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“In Aurora, Colorado, an extensive protest against the death of Elijah McClain quickly jolted from peaceful to disorderly and back again Saturday when Aurora police deployed pepper spray and...

June 29, 2020

Indiana’s Terre Haute Symphony names Principal Clarinet Samantha Johnson-Helms as executive director

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“Samantha ‘Sammy’ Johnson-Helms is the new executive director of the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra,” writes Sue Loughlin in Wednesday’s (6/24) Kokoma Tribune (Indiana). “Johnson-Helms, 31, has been the symphony’s...

June 29, 2020

Mainly Mozart Festival’s drive-in-concert, with San Diego Symphony and LA Phil musicians

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“A pair of concerts produced by San Diego’s Mainly Mozart will welcome back live classical music for a large audience on July 11,” writes Jim Farber in Friday’s (6/26)...

June 29, 2020

New Zealand Symphony’s first full-orchestra concert, with audience, follows lifting of social distancing regulations

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“The sound of a full symphony orchestra playing to a full concert hall has returned, as New Zealand brings back live symphonic music after containing the spread of coronavirus,”...

June 29, 2020

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra rebrands as PYO Music Institute

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The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) has rebranded itself as the PYO Music Institute. In addition to the new name, PYO Music Institute has introduced a new logo, website, and...

June 29, 2020