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2021

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.

Houston Symphony Orchestra

The Houston Symphony at Carnegie Hall
Photo credit: © Steve J. Sherman