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2021

Oct 17, 2021

San Antonio Symphony musicians picket management's office. Read more here.

Oct 17, 2021

The Musical Arts Association, which operates The Cleveland Orchestra, will receive an additional $2 million from the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, bringing its total to $8 million. Read more here.

Oct 17, 2021

Professional orchestras are featuring works by Black composers while paying homage to their oft-forgotten history. Read more here.

Oct 17, 2021

News about ICSOM's newest member, the Pacific Symphony: Symphony on the Go reaches out to new audiences. Read more here.

Oct 17, 2021

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra will resume its Neighborhood Series, a series of concerts curated and led by SPCO musicians and performed in multiple venues across the Twin Cities. Read more here.

Oct 17, 2021

Esa-Pekka Salonen plots a remake of orchestral life for San Francisco Symphony with a pack of collaborators. Read more here.

Oct 13, 2021

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has announced that Nathalie Stutzmann will be their next Music Director, beginning with the 2022-23 season. Read more here.

Oct 12, 2021

Congratulations to the Minnesota Orchestra for being named Gramophone Magazine's 2021 Orchestra of the Year. Read more here.

Oct 12, 2021

After a 572-day closure, Carnegie Hall reopens with a concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Read more here.

Oct 12, 2021

After an 18-month pause for the pandemic, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra returns to live concerts. Read more here.

Oct 6, 2021

The Houston Symphony and its musicians sign a landmark five-year contract. Read more here.

Oct 6, 2021

The Phoenix Symphony celebrates its 75th anniversary. Read more here.

Oct 6, 2021

San Diego Symphony scores a record 88,000 in attendance at their first 28 concerts at The Rady Shell. Read more here.

Oct 4, 2021

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra welcomed its audience to their new home for opening night. Read more here.

Oct 4, 2021

The Boston Symphony Orchestra made a celebratory return to Symphony Hall. Read more here.

Oct 4, 2021

The New York Philharmonic is out of its hall this year. It doesn’t pack lightly. Read more here.

Oct 4, 2021

The Louisville Orchestra performed at the Kentucky Center for the first time in over a year. Read more here.

Sep 30, 2021

ICSOM has issued a Call to Action to support the Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony who are on strike as of September 27, 2021. Click here for more information.

Sep 30, 2021

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced a $50 million grant from the Mandel Foundation, the largest gift in the orchestra’s history and one of the largest ever received by an American orchestra. Read more here.

Sep 28, 2021

The Colorado Symphony, now flush with an $88 million endowment, sees it long-time leaders depart. Read more here.

Sep 27, 2021

Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony go on strike for the first time since 1985. My colleagues and I refuse to be complicit in destroying the orchestra and betraying our colleagues by removing their jobs and benefits. Mary Ellen Goree, Committee Chair. Read more here.

Sep 24, 2021

Click here to read the Op-Ed in the San Antonio Report by ICSOM Chairperson Meredith Snow in support of the San Antonio Symphony musicians.

Sep 24, 2021

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and its musicians agree to a new two-year contract. Read more here.

Sep 24, 2021

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra music director Manfred Honeck extends his contract through the 2027-28 season. Read more here.

Sep 24, 2021

Conductor Riccardo Muti extends to 2022-23 as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Read more here.

Sep 22, 2021

Investing in the arts means good business. Click here to read how the San Antonio Symphony helped generate $222 million in annual employment income between 2000 and 2010.

Sep 22, 2021

The Musicians of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra have announced the ratification of three-year contracts with the Kennedy Center and the Washington National Opera. Read more here.

Sep 22, 2021

The Grand Rapids Symphony announces its 2021-22 season. Read more here.

Sep 20, 2021

Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony unanimously reject management’s new cost-cutting contract. Read more here.

Sep 20, 2021

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra hosts its first full-capacity concert in Bass Hall since the start of the pandemic. Read more here.

Sep 20, 2021

American’s oldest orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, returned to Lincoln Center 556 days after its last performance there. Read more here.

Sep 17, 2021

A new three-year labor agreement is reached for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra musicians. Read more here.

Sep 16, 2021

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra moves into a restored movie palace. Read more here.

Sep 16, 2021

The Boston Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2021-22 season. Read more here.

Sep 15, 2021

The San Antonio Symphony proposes cutting the size of its orchestra by almost half. Read more here.

Sep 15, 2021

Jaap van Zweden to step down as the New York Philharmonic’s Music Director. Read more here.

Sep 14, 2021

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra rehearsed together for the first time in 18 months. Read more here.

Sep 12, 2021

The Phoenix Symphony has announced its 2021-22 season in celebration of its 75th anniversary. Read more here.

Sep 12, 2021

The 2021-22 season of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra will prominently feature works by Puerto Rican musicians. Read more here.

Sep 11, 2021

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Kleinhans stage for a 9/11 commemorative concert. Read more here.

Sep 11, 2021

Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra to hold special concert Remembering 9/11 Through Music. Read more here.

Sep 8, 2021

The Grand Rapids Symphony and its musicians have agreed to a new two-year collective bargaining agreement, in place until 2023. Read more here.

Sep 7, 2021

The Oregon Symphony gave its first performance in nearly 18 months. Read more here.

Sep 7, 2021

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a world premiere by composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Read more here.

Sep 1, 2021

The Kennedy Center is set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s famed Mass on September 8th. Read more here.

Sep 1, 2021

The Met Opera plans to perform Verdi’s Requiem to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, an event that will also be broadcast live on PBS. Read more here.

Sep 1, 2021

National Symphony Orchestra will perform a 9/11 Remembrance concert. Read more here.

Sep 1, 2021

ICSOM Treasurer Michael Moore steps down after 39 years of service to ICSOM. Read more here.

Aug 30, 2021

Musicians of the San Antonio Symphony characterize the proposed 2021-22 season base salary of $17,710, dropped from the originally-agreed upon $35,774 annual salary, as poverty-level wages. Read more here.

Aug 27, 2021

The Columbus Symphony aims to brighten their community with We Are Here For You campaign. Read more here.

Aug 26, 2021

What to look forward to in the San Francisco Opera’s 2021 fall season. Read more here.

Aug 26, 2021

Kansas City Symphony announces their new Chief Operating Officer. Read more here.

Aug 26, 2021

For the first time in 8 years, ICSOM welcomes a new voice to its ensemble. The Pacific Symphony became the 53rd member orchestra of ICSOM at the annual conference, held August 11-14, 2021, in Pittsburgh, PA. Read more here.

Aug 25, 2021

Meredith Snow has been re-elected to a third term as ICSOM Chairperson! Click here to view all of the ICSOM Governing Board election results.

Aug 24, 2021

From the MET Orchestra Musicians: An agreement has been reached and we commence rehearsals August 30. We are filled with gratitude for all of you who have supported our musicians over the last 17 months. Read more here.

Aug 22, 2021

Returning to the stage for first time in 20 months, the San Francisco Opera opened its 99th season with Puccini’s Tosca, its first production when it opened in the newly-built War Memorial building in 1932 during the lows of the Great Depression. Read more here.

Aug 22, 2021

Classical music returns to Atlanta with the ASO’s opening concert and upcoming world premieres. Read more here.

Aug 22, 2021

Carnegie Hall returns to in-person concerts with a lot of help from the Philadelphia Orchestra. Read more here.

Aug 18, 2021

The Pittsburgh Symphony will perform on the 50th anniversary of the opening of Heinz Hall. Read more here.

Aug 13, 2021

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra is moving into the outdoors for free summer concerts taking place across Columbus' local parks. Click here for more.

Aug 12, 2021

San Diego gets its answer to the Hollywood Bowl, just in time. Read more here.

Aug 11, 2021

The Colorado Symphony announces a complete 2021-22 season. Read more here.

Aug 5, 2021

Carnegie Hall to reopen on October 6th with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Read more here.

Aug 5, 2021

Click here to read how the Houston Symphony played to more than a million people in the pandemic.

Aug 4, 2021

Can the San Diego Symphony’s $85 million Rady Shell at Jacobs Park become a cultural landmark and profit-generator to rival the Hollywood Bowl and Sydney Opera House? California’s oldest orchestra is counting on it. Read more here.

Jul 31, 2021

Important news for non-profit organizations! Those who already have received Shuttered Venue Operator Grant (SVOG) funding may qualify for an additional grant of up to 50% of the original grant amount. For FAQs, click here (scroll down to Q238). 

Jul 31, 2021

San Francisco Opera is set to inaugurate its 99th season, and first under the baton of Caroline H. Hume Music Director Eun Sun Kim, with Tosca. Read more here.

Jul 30, 2021

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded more than $7.5 billion in Shuttered Venue Operator Grants (SVOGs) to about 10,000 live entertainment venues, small businesses, and not-for-profits, including many ICSOM orchestras. Read more here.

Jul 28, 2021

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is selling an NFT commemorating the historic performances of Mahler’s First Symphony by members of the DSO and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra last spring. Read more here.

Jul 27, 2021

Nashville Symphony Musicians have ratified a 3-year agreement and a return to full-time work. The musicians could not be more eager to return to the stage and begin making beautiful symphonic music once again for our beloved audiences. (Melinda Whitley, Committee Chair) Read more here.

Jul 24, 2021

Asian composers reflect on careers in Western classical music. Read more here.

Jul 24, 2021

The Utah Symphony will perform at a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Read more here.

Jul 24, 2021

Thomas Wilkins has been named Principal Guest Conductor of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Read more here.

Jul 24, 2021

The Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra continues its outdoor series at the Waikiki Shell through August 2021. Read more here.

Jul 20, 2021

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra receives $1.5 million from the state of Maryland to continue its turnaround, the first year of a multi-year bridge of support appropriated to the BSO. Read more here.

Jul 19, 2021

Jacksonville City Council voted unanimously to pass legislation reallocating $1 million in federal CARES Act funding to the Jacksonville Symphony. Read more here.

Jul 19, 2021

North Carolina Symphony announces its upcoming season. Read more here.

Jul 19, 2021

Minnesota Orchestra announces music director Osmo Vanska's final season as conductor. Read more here.

Jul 15, 2021

The fate of the MET Opera’s fall season lies in its orchestra pit. Read more here.

Jul 15, 2021

Houston Symphony names Juraj Valčuha as new music director. Read more here.

Jul 15, 2021

Mark C. Hanson to exit San Francisco Symphony after four years as top executive. Read more here.

Jul 14, 2021

The Cleveland Orchestra will receive a $6 million grant for venues shuttered in part or completely due to the pandemic. Read more here.

Jul 14, 2021

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra announces its full fall and holiday 2021 programming at Symphony Center. Read more here.

Jul 13, 2021

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra holds first indoor concert since 2020. Read more here.

Jul 13, 2021

San Francisco Symphony begins a summer of outdoor concerts. Read more here.

Jul 13, 2021

The Boston Symphony returned to its summer home for its first in-person performances since March 2020. Read more here.

Jul 10, 2021

Utah Symphony and Opera go full steam ahead. Read more here.

Jul 10, 2021

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrates its first full concerts in more than a year. Read more here.

Jul 10, 2021

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra announces outdoor parks concerts. Read more here.

Jul 7, 2021

An updated Conference Agenda and an Agenda for those attending online are now available on the Conferences page.

Jul 5, 2021

This summer the Utah Symphony performs 25 live concerts in 12 cities throughout their state. Read more here.

Jul 5, 2021

The Boston Symphony Orchestra opens its Tanglewood season on July 10th. Read more here.

Jul 5, 2021

Click here for a photo gallery of the Fourth of July fireworks at the Louisville Orchestra concert.

Jul 4, 2021

More concerts have been added to the San Diego Symphony's 2021 inaugural season at Rady Shell. Read more here.

Jul 4, 2021

I invite you to join us in Jacoby Hall as we celebrate the joy of life through symphonic music. When shall we live if not now? Steven Libman, Jacksonville Symphony President. Read more here.

Jun 30, 2021

San Francisco Symphony returns with an expansive 2021–22 season. Read more here.

Jun 30, 2021

Grand Rapids Symphony announces summer concert schedule. Read more here.

Jun 28, 2021

Beginning with this weeks' opening night concerts, the Grant Park Music Festival returns to full-capacity audiences for its 2021 season. Read more here.

Jun 28, 2021

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra announces its 2021–22 season. Read more here.

Jun 27, 2021

A return to live music! Click here for the 2021 calendar for The Cleveland Orchestra’s Blossom Music Festival.

Jun 27, 2021

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performs the inaugural concert of the TCU Amphitheater. Click here for photos.

Jun 26, 2021

The L.A. Phil lays out its 2021-22 lineup for a Disney Hall homecoming. Read more here.

Jun 25, 2021

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces its 2021-22 season, a return to Heinz Hall in September. Read more here.

Jun 25, 2021

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents 7th NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute. Read more here.

Jun 23, 2021

San Francisco Opera announces its 2021–22 season. Read more here.

Jun 21, 2021

Jacksonville Symphony will open to full capacity for 2021-22 season. Read more here.

Jun 21, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center to merge. Read more here.

Jun 21, 2021

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra will debut at the Bravo! Vail Music Festival. Read more here.

Jun 20, 2021

Boston Symphony Orchestra announced plans to reopen Symphony Hall and resume in-person performances for a complete season starting in September. Read more here.

Jun 20, 2021

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announces free summer concert series. Read more here.

Jun 20, 2021

Utah Symphony heads outdoors for the return of its community concert series. Read more here.

Jun 17, 2021

Renovating its hall, New York Philharmonic plans a roving 2021-22 season. Read more here.

Jun 17, 2021

The Houston Symphony announces 2021–22 season, Andrés Orozco-Estrada's final one as Music Director. Read more here.

Jun 17, 2021

Music Director Louis Langrée to leave Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra after 2023-24 season. Read more here.

Jun 17, 2021

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra sends off Marin Alsop with televised gala. Read more here.

Jun 15, 2021

The city of Jacksonville could send $1 million in pandemic relief to the Jacksonville Symphony. Read more here.

Jun 15, 2021

Colorado Symphony Orchestra will return with a live, indoor, in-person season. Read more here.

Jun 15, 2021

Dallas Symphony to host 2021 Women in Classical Music symposium. Read more here.

Jun 13, 2021

Click here for details about the 2021-22 St. Paul Chamber Orchestra season.

Jun 13, 2021

Columbus Symphony announces summer concert series for 2021. Read more here.

Jun 10, 2021

2021 Conference Registration is available here for in-person and online attendance.

Jun 9, 2021

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces new season, return to full capacity. Read more here.

Jun 9, 2021

New York City Opera announces the appointment of a new Music Director and Principal Conductor. Read more here.

Jun 9, 2021

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents virtual Pride Celebration June 13-18. Read more here.

Jun 5, 2021

Kansas City Symphony announces 2021-22 season. Read more here.

Jun 5, 2021

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announces in-person 2021-22 season. Read more here.

Jun 5, 2021

Louisville Orchestra announces 2021-22 season. Read more here.

Jun 5, 2021

San Francisco Symphony plans concerts through the summer. Read more here.

Jun 5, 2021

Utah Symphony releases summer 2021 concert schedule. Read more here.

Jun 2, 2021

Virginia Symphony Orchestra names Eric Jacobsen as their new music director. Read more here.

Jun 2, 2021

Click here for details about the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's new season, which includes diverse composers.

Jun 2, 2021

Symphoria’s 2021-22 season embraces quality, diversity and flexibility. Read more here.

Jun 1, 2021

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes live audiences back to Kleinhans Music Hall this week. Read more here.

Jun 1, 2021

Grand Rapids Symphony found new ways to perform during COVID-19 and is pivoting back for a new season. Read more here.

May 30, 2021

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces summer 2021 programming. Read more here.

May 30, 2021

Utah Symphony will perform near state's natural wonders in August. Read more here.

May 29, 2021

MET Orchestra Spotlight Series finale announced. Read more here.

May 29, 2021

After 14 months, Osmo Vänska and the Minnesota Orchestra prep for a live audience. Read more here.

May 28, 2021

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra announces summer 2021 concert series. Read more here.

May 27, 2021

North Carolina Symphony returns with live outdoor Summerfest concerts. Read more here.

May 27, 2021

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra unveils free outdoor concerts SLSO On the Go. Read more here.

May 26, 2021

National Symphony Orchestra announces 2021-22 season. Read more here.

May 23, 2021

The Cleveland Orchestra trumpets fully open 2021-22 Severance Hall season. Read more here.

May 22, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra announces 2021 summer digital stage performances. Read more here.

May 20, 2021

The Florida Orchestra sets a normal concert season to start in September. Read more here.

May 20, 2021

Charlotte Symphony and subscribers back together at last for gala event. Read more here.

May 20, 2021

The Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced its 2021-22 season. Read more here.

May 16, 2021

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra heads outdoors for its first in-person concerts. Read more here.

May 16, 2021

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents in-person outdoor chamber music series. Read more here.

May 15, 2021

San Diego Symphony, after raising $98.7 million, will name new concert venue The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. Read more here.

May 15, 2021

Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra returns to stage for first time in a year. Read more here.

May 14, 2021

Charlotte Symphony conductor stepping down after upcoming season. Read more here.

May 12, 2021

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra announces May 13th rally We are the Met to support a fair contract for all MET artists. Read more here.

May 12, 2021

Los Angeles Philharmonic unveils concert schedule for Hollywood Bowl reopening. Read more here.

May 12, 2021

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces its first Summer With the Symphony at Hartwood Acres. Read more here.

May 12, 2021

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is bringing back its popular Symphony on the Prairie performances. Read more here.

May 12, 2021

Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s free park concerts return for summer 2021. Read more here.

May 12, 2021

New Jersey Symphony presents first of concert film trilogy. Read more here.

May 12, 2021

Minnesota Orchestra to return for in-person performances. Read more here.

May 9, 2021

Minnesota Orchestra to present concerts of remembrance and reflection, including Carlos Simon's An Elegy: A Cry from the Grave, performed in honor of George Floyd to mark the anniversary of his death. Read more here.

May 9, 2021

Columbus Symphony announces a full slate of concerts for their 2021-22 season. Read more here.

May 9, 2021

Louisville Orchestra's next season will be indoors and with live audiences. Read more here.

May 7, 2021

Audiences to return to Symphony Hall for Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 77th season. Read more here.

May 7, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra to welcome audiences back to the Kimmel next season. Read more here.

May 5, 2021

2021 Grant Park Music Festival welcomes audiences back to the Pritzker Pavilion this summer. Read more here.

May 5, 2021

Oregon Symphony spins up digital content on Studio125. Read more here.

May 5, 2021

San Francisco Symphony to increase capacity for upcoming concert programs. Read more here.

May 5, 2021

Symphoria’s Music Director Lawrence Loh extends contract to 2025. Read more here.

May 5, 2021

Chicago Symphony Orchestra plans to resume in-person concerts May 27 at Symphony Center. Read more here.

May 1, 2021

Indianapolis Symphony returns to in-person performances at Hilbert Circle Theatre. Read more here.

May 1, 2021

San Diego Symphony to hold first performances at The Shell virtually. Read more here.

May 1, 2021

San Francisco Symphony to resume live concerts in Davies Symphony Hall. Read more here.

May 1, 2021

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra has free online concert booked and a library of free concerts to stream. Read more here.

May 1, 2021

Kansas City Symphony resumes in-person attendance in Helzberg Hall. Read more here.

Apr 27, 2021

The Florida Orchestra & YMCA to introduce summer music camp. Read more here.

Apr 26, 2021

Alabama Symphony Orchestra Musicians have performed over 100 private virtual concerts for COVID-19 patients through their Music Meets Medicine project. Read more here.

Apr 24, 2021

Patron attacks the Detroit Symphony over upcoming season of Black composers, and the classical music world responded. Read more here.

Apr 22, 2021

MET Orchestra Musicians to honor departed colleagues with Songs without Words concert. Read more here.

Apr 22, 2021

Columbus Symphony's virtual benefit to support music education called a soaring success. Read more here.

Apr 22, 2021

Click here to read how the San Francisco Opera created its live, drive-in The Barber of Seville.

Apr 19, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform a free concert in May for frontline pandemic workers. Read more here.

Apr 19, 2021

The Colorado Symphony to perform at Red Rocks in May. Read more here.

Apr 19, 2021

Bravo! Vail announces its summer schedule which includes the Dallas Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and New York Philharmonic. Read more here.

Apr 17, 2021

New California guidelines hold promise for arts fundraising galas in San Francisco. Read more here.

Apr 17, 2021

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra Musicians are thrilled to share their brand new website and inaugural newsletter issue! Click here to view and subscribe.

Apr 15, 2021

New York Philharmonic gives first concert with an audience in 13 months. Read more here.

Apr 15, 2021

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra to celebrate 245 years of America in patriotic Fourth of July concert. Read more here.

Apr 12, 2021

The MET Opera Orchestra musicians have been invited to join the Dallas Symphony for two benefit concerts in April. Read more here.

Apr 12, 2021

The Cleveland Orchestra returns to Blossom Music Center this summer. Read more here.

Apr 9, 2021

Los Angeles Philharmonic announces the return of live concerts to outdoor venues. Read more here.

Apr 9, 2021

Puerto Rico launches a cultural tourism program which will include performances by the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. Read more here.

Apr 9, 2021

Boston Symphony Orchestra announces its 2021 Tanglewood season. Read more here.

Apr 7, 2021

San Francisco Opera prepares live production of The Barber of Seville for April. Read more here.

Apr 7, 2021

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announces its 2021-22 season. Read more here.

Apr 7, 2021

The Kennedy Center is reopening this fall for its 50th anniversary season. Read more here.

Apr 5, 2021

New York Philharmonic's Geffen Hall plans to reopen in fall of 2022, one-and-a-half years ahead of the original schedule. Read more here.

Apr 5, 2021

Premiering April 16, a new documentary explores the Philadelphia Orchestra's impact on classical music in China. Read more here.

Apr 3, 2021

San Diego Symphony fine-tunes The Shell, its new $85 million bayside venue, and prepares to launch concerts. Read more here.

Apr 3, 2021

Promoting diversity, Milwaukee Symphony leader Ken-David Masur says the time for bullying Asian Americans is over. Read more here.

Apr 1, 2021

Dallas Symphony announces a full-orchestra 2021-22 season. Read more here.

Apr 1, 2021

St. Louis Symphony extends Music Director Stéphane Denève's contract into 2026. Read more here.

Mar 30, 2021

Click here to read the 10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2021 from Americans for the Arts.

Mar 30, 2021

Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center plans to reopen this fall with major arts groups back on stage. Read more here.

Mar 30, 2021

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra plays on. Read more here.

Mar 28, 2021

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is back together on stage after a whole year apart. Read more here.

Mar 28, 2021

Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus orchestras collaborate on a first for Ohio schools: a new piece inspired by schoolchildren. Read more here.

Mar 25, 2021

Click here for a first look at Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's Bradley Symphony Center.

Mar 25, 2021

New York Philharmonic to return to indoor performances for audiences in April. Read more here.

Mar 25, 2021

This week the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will have their first live concert at Powell Hall since November. Read more here.

Mar 24, 2021

Utah Symphony announces 2021-22 season, begins in September. Read more here.

Mar 23, 2021

Oregon Symphony hopes for resurgence under new musical leadership. Read more here.

Mar 22, 2021

Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra musicians hope that their governor will appoint a person to lead the organization soon. Read more here (in Spanish).

Mar 20, 2021

MET Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin: Protecting the long-term future of the Met is inextricably linked with retaining these musicians .. this must be a priority for the leadership of this institution. Read more here.

Mar 20, 2021

The Boston Symphony Orchestra announces return of in-person audiences at Tanglewood Music Festival. Read more here.

Mar 17, 2021

Utah Opera announces 2021-22 season; will feature productions canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

Mar 17, 2021

Minnesota Orchestra to welcome back audiences in June. Read more here.

Mar 17, 2021

Ravinia to reopen this summer with Chicago Symphony Orchestra back in place. Read more here.

Mar 17, 2021

Boston Symphony Orchestra is optimistic that in-person performances will return to Tanglewood this summer. Read more here.

Mar 15, 2021

ICSOM orchestras score at the 2021 Grammy Awards! Click here for a list of classical music nominees and winners.

Mar 15, 2021

The Met Opera Orchestra’s musicians, unpaid since April 2020, are struggling. Read more here.

Mar 15, 2021

Lullaby Project brings Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra musicians together with mothers at risk. Read more here.

Mar 12, 2021

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra agrees on a 2-year contract extension. Read more here.

Mar 11, 2021

San Francisco Opera develops new COVID-19 singing mask for rehearsals. Read more here.

Mar 10, 2021

After four years of renovation, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is ready to unveil its new home. Read more here.

Mar 10, 2021

Oregon Symphony announces in person 125th anniversary season. Read more here.

Mar 9, 2021

Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced additional programs to its 2020-21 season. Read more here.

Mar 9, 2021

Click here to read about racial equity and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mar 9, 2021

St Louis Symphony welcomes audiences back to Powell Hall. Read more here.

Mar 6, 2021

The American Rescue Plan has passed the Senate and now returns to the House for approval. Please call 202-224-3121 to obtain the number for your representatives in Congress and tell them to support and pass this bill!

Mar 6, 2021

Click here to learn about the LA Philharmonic’s socially distanced virtual concert series.

Mar 6, 2021

Symphoria returns this month! Read more here.

Mar 3, 2021

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra to hold auditions for six vacant positions. Read more here.

Mar 3, 2021

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra extends virtual concert series to June. Read more here.

Mar 1, 2021

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra to resume live concerts, but no audience. Read more here.

Feb 27, 2021

The world is watching. The Vienna Philharmonic releases a statement regarding the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Read more here.

Feb 27, 2021

Charlotte Symphony announces their spring season. Read more here.

Feb 27, 2021

Utah Symphony & Utah Opera to resume live performances. Read more here.

Feb 24, 2021

For the first time in nearly a year, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform live concerts. Read more here.

Feb 24, 2021

Columbus Symphony announces remaining concerts for their 2020-21 Masterworks season. Read more here.

Feb 24, 2021

Grand Rapids Symphony hosts live-streamed, virtual concerts for their 2021 season. Read more here.

Feb 22, 2021

With recent passage of the stimulus bill (which includes EPPRA) by the Ways and Means Committee, ICSOM is pleased to update our P2A campaign as this bill moves to the Senate. It is important for Senators to hear from us today! Click here for details.

Feb 21, 2021

Dallas Symphony Music Director Fabio Luisi talks about how the orchestra is navigating the pandemic. Read more here.

Feb 19, 2021

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrates 125 years! Read more here.

Feb 18, 2021

On Sunday FEB 21st at 3pm Eastern be sure to join the MET Orchestra Musicians for their next MET Orchestra Spotlight Series concert! Click here to learn about tickets and supporting the MET Orchestra Musicians in need.

Feb 18, 2021

The Boston Symphony Orchestra names first woman Chief Executive. Read more here.

Feb 17, 2021

ICSOM joins the Detroit Symphony in mourning the death of Paul Ganson: A giant in the history of our orchestra. Read more here.

Feb 17, 2021

San Francisco Opera announces plans for a return to live performances. Read more here.

Feb 17, 2021

The Nashville Symphony looks to safely return to live performances. Read more here.

Feb 14, 2021

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra releases multi-part digital experience highlighting its 125th season. Read more here.

Feb 14, 2021

Houston Symphony announces March concerts. Read more here.

Feb 13, 2021

Grand Rapids Symphony continues Pathwaves series for spring. Read more here.

Feb 13, 2021

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to begin hosting digital concerts. Read more here.

Feb 12, 2021

Detroit Symphony announces 2021-22 season, plans for return of live audiences in the fall. Read more here.

Feb 10, 2021

Oregon Symphony appoints David Danzmayr as its next Music Director with the launch of its 2021-22 season and the symphony’s 125th anniversary year. Read more here.

Feb 10, 2021

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra announces the appointment of conductor Robert Spano as its next Music Director, beginning with the 2022–23 season. Read more here.

Feb 9, 2021

Musicians get spotlight as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra gives its first performance in their new concert hall. Read more here.

Feb 9, 2021

Its musicians are out of work, but the Met is streaming. Read more here.

Feb 9, 2021

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra moves the season online with free Front Row concert series. Read more here.

Feb 9, 2021

Minnesota Orchestra President/CEO says that while the $11.7 million deficit is serious, the orchestra has been able to cover the shortfall using available funds. Read more here.

Feb 7, 2021

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra announces new dynamic 2021-2022 season. Read more here.

Feb 4, 2021

San Antonio Symphony returns to the Tobin Center this weekend. Read more here.

Feb 4, 2021

The Florida Orchestra announces third phase concerts in reimagined season. Read more here.

Feb 4, 2021

The Cleveland Orchestra postpones live audience at Severance Hall, reveals vision for spring and summer. Read more here.

Feb 1, 2021

Click here to access ICSOM's new Phone2Action campaign, asking Congress to support the Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021 (EPPRA).

Jan 31, 2021

$2 million gift to the Colorado Symphony will cover salaries and healthcare benefits for musicians and staff through June. Read more here.

Jan 29, 2021

Click here to read Creativity Drove the Inauguration—It Should Drive the Recovery, Too from Americans for the Arts.

Jan 29, 2021

Oregon Symphony Musicians reached an agreement with management and face a 70% cut for this season. To donate to their Emergency Relief Fund, contact AFM Local 99 in Portland: (503) 235-8791 or secretary@afm99.org

Jan 29, 2021

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Lunar New Year festival. Click here for more.

Jan 26, 2021

Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra Musicians ask Governor Pedro Pierluisi to appoint a new director who meets the experience and qualifications necessary to lead the Corporation. Read more here.

Jan 26, 2021

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra taps veteran maestro Andreas Delfs as music director. Read more here.

Jan 23, 2021

America The Beautiful: Nashville stars release song to aid the Nashville Symphony Musicians. Read more here.

Jan 23, 2021

Strong financial position keeps Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra operating. Read more here.

Jan 21, 2021

Music Director of the MET Opera and Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin's powerful open letter to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris urges immediate action on the arts. Read more here.

Jan 21, 2021

Esa-Pekka Salonen and San Francisco Symphony to debut a streaming service meant to go on beyond pandemic. Read more here.

Jan 19, 2021

Maryland Governor Hogan announces $30 million COVID relief to entertainment and music venues; the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra received funding at the highest level. Read more here.

Jan 19, 2021

San Diego Symphony CEO talks about making it through the era of COVID. Read more here.

Jan 19, 2021

Charlotte Symphony revises concert schedule due to COVID-19 directive. Read more here.

Jan 19, 2021

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra reimagines 2021 season. Read more here.

Jan 17, 2021

Click here to read ICSOM's full statement of support for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra musicians.

Jan 16, 2021

In honor of MLK Day, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will stream their annual celebration. Read more here.

Jan 16, 2021

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra is keeping the music alive with its Sounds of Resilience live streaming program. Read more here.

Jan 16, 2021

San Diego Symphony launches special 2021 digital season. Read more here.

Jan 16, 2021

Kansas City Symphony delays in-person attendance for January performances. Read more here.

Jan 14, 2021

ICSOM’s Governing Board issues statement regarding the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Read more here.

Jan 13, 2021

The Dallas Symphony extends Music Director Fabio Luisi’s contract through 2028-29. Read more here.

Jan 11, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day free online concert to be performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Read more here.

Jan 11, 2021

Click here to read the statement by Riccardo Muti regarding the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

Jan 11, 2021

Chicago Symphony Orchestra launches digital concert series with new performances amid COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

Jan 11, 2021

Dr Fauci suggests theaters could reopen some time in the fall. Read more here.

Jan 11, 2021

St Louis Symphony Orchestra musicians agree to temporary pay cuts. Read more here.

Jan 10, 2021

Click here to read Kevin Case’s Immunizing our Orchestras: Vaccine Mandates and the Law.

Jan 9, 2021

Grand Rapids Symphony announces socially distanced Pathwaves concerts. Read more here.

Jan 8, 2021

The Cleveland Orchestra unveils complete picture of virtual MLK Day festivities. Read more here.

Jan 8, 2021

The Columbus Symphony to present the 2021 Russian Winter Festival. Read more here.

Jan 8, 2021

The Houston Symphony announces February concerts. Click here to read more.

Jan 7, 2021

Musicians of the Phoenix Symphony are asking for help after the 2020-21 season was canceled. Read more here.

Jan 4, 2021

New York City Opera Orchestra settles grievances with NYCO management. Read more here.

Jan 4, 2021

A 125th anniversary is ample reason for festivities. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is an organization and a mission worth honoring. Read more here.

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