Boston Symphony Orchestra cancels live fall 2020 season at Symphony Hall

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“The Boston Symphony Orchestra has canceled its fall programming at Symphony Hall amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” writes Zoë Madonna in Thursday’s (7/30) Boston Globe. “The cancellation covers 37...

July 31, 2020

Kansas City Symphony trims staff and salaries following fall concert postponements

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“The Kansas City Symphony is feeling the financial effects of Covid-19 and is trimming its expenses by 25% [via] salary reductions for musicians and other positions, trimming some administrative...

July 31, 2020

Tucson-based orchestras, remaining creative during the pandemic

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This spring, composer and musician Bob Atwell wrote a piece “for the times we are living through” for the Tucson-based Foothills Philharmonic, writes Cathalena E. Burch in Saturday’s (7/25)...

July 31, 2020

San Francisco cultural leaders float ideas for alternative performance spaces

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“For the near term … an arts event that involves the gathering of people will likely have to move outdoors, or be staged inside [large] spaces,” writes Sam Whiting...

July 31, 2020

Dubuque Symphony names Rob Stull and Ghyas Zeidieh to lead youth orchestras

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“As the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra figures out how its youth ensembles will function during the new school year, it welcomes two new directors for those groups,” writes Herb Trix...

July 31, 2020

LA Opera plans Jan. 2021 reopening; shifts fall 2020 productions to fall 2021

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“Los Angeles Opera is postponing for an entire year all four productions that had been scheduled for this fall, the company said Tuesday as it outlined the depths of...

July 31, 2020

New Haven Symphony and partners help the hungry with Aug. 1-8 virtual festival

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The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is presenting a virtual festival to raise money and awareness for food insecurity in New Haven, particularly during the COVID-19 crisis. The “HomeCooked Music...

July 31, 2020