ICYOLA’s Charles Dickerson, aiming for “an inner city youth orchestra in every city where there’s an NFL team”

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“The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles is the largest Black-majority orchestra in the United States,” reports Scott Simon in Saturday’s (2/20) National Public Radio. Simon interviews founder...

February 23, 2021

For the Port Angeles Symphony, flexible planning and community support are key

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“Fulfilling its mission—connecting with the local community through music—hasn’t been easy for the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra … with changing state restrictions and COVID case rates,” writes Diane Urbani...

February 23, 2021

New book chronicles Bang on a Can and the evolving new-music scene

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“Since its inception in 1987, the influential New York new-music behemoth Bang on a Can and its founding artistic directors—composers Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon and David Lang—have been hammering...

February 23, 2021

Opinion: For Black and women composers, an age of new possibility

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“Anyone listening to concerts, recordings, and broadcasts over the last year or so might sense an age of new possibility,” writes Peter Dobrin in Sunday’s (2/21) Philadelphia Inquirer. “Just...

February 23, 2021

Seattle Youth Symphony continues the learning and the music—virtually

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“Last March the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra … was rehearsing for a spring concert,” writes journalist and former Seattle Youth Symphony board member Mike James on Saturday’s (2/20) PostAlley.com...

February 23, 2021

Caring for a centuries-old violin, with no power or heat, in Plano, Texas

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“As temperatures plummeted across Texas this week, a local violinist began sleeping with his instrument,” writes Tim Diovanni in Friday’s (2/19) Dallas Morning News. “Aaron Boyd, director of chamber...

February 23, 2021

Vivaldi to go: Erie Philharmonic to broadcast and stream performance—with Italian takeout

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For its February 25 “Viva Italia!” concert, Pennsylvania’s Erie Philharmonic is partnering with local restaurants to promote a featured Italian dish or menu to accompany the concert, which will...

February 23, 2021

Austin Symphony’s new CEO: David Pratt

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The Austin Symphony Orchestra in Texas has appointed DAVID PRATT as chief executive officer and executive director. Pratt will begin at the 110-year-old orchestra in April. He succeeds Anthony...

February 23, 2021

James Gaffigan appointed principal guest conductor at Trondheim Symphony and Opera

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American conductor JAMES GAFFIGAN has been named principal guest conductor of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Opera in Norway. The ​two-season appointment is effective immediately; Gaffigan will make his...

February 23, 2021