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2020

May 30, 2020

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra discussing a nuanced return to public events with safety first. Read more here.

May 30, 2020

The New York Philharmonic to present Get Your Phil: New Music Fest. Read more here.

May 30, 2020

Nashville Symphony Orchestra musicians piece together a performance. Read more here.

May 27, 2020

The Philadelphia Orchestra plans online gala, including a newly-commissioned piece to honor frontline workers. Read more here.

May 27, 2020

Art of the New Deal: How artists helped redefine America during the Great Depression. Read more here.

May 27, 2020

For the Jacksonville Symphony, the show must go on(line). Read more here.

May 27, 2020

Philadelphia Orchestra channel gives Penn hospitals a new soundtrack. Read more here.

May 24, 2020

Grand Rapids Symphony and its musicians ratify a one-year contract agreement. Read more here.

May 24, 2020

We all lose a lot when an orchestra falls silent. Read more here.

May 24, 2020

Utah Symphony releases world premiere of Augusta Read Thomas' Fanfare of Hope and Solidarity. Read more here.

May 24, 2020

Pandemic uproots Philadelphia Orchestra summer travel plans. Read more here.

May 21, 2020

Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra intact and looks to next season with new leadership. Read more here.

May 21, 2020

Utah Symphony marks its 80th anniversary with a virtual celebration. Read more here.

May 21, 2020

San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Ballet to avoid an extended venue closure next year. Read more here.

May 21, 2020

Grand Rapids Symphony cancels July concerts due to coronavirus pandemic, plans for August. Read more here.

May 21, 2020

Click here to read how Philip Jonsson helped save the Dallas Symphony in 1974 and why it's important in 2020.

May 18, 2020

Safety in an Era of Uncertainty by ICSOM counsel Kevin Case addresses a single, burning question: When and how can we come back to work? Read more here.

May 15, 2020

Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, has canceled its 2020 live performance season due to the coronavirus. Read more here.

May 15, 2020

Detroit Symphony Orchestra to join Interlochen online for virtual arts camp. Read more here.

May 15, 2020

San Diego Symphony cancels summer season due to COVID-19 concerns, pushes opening of The Shell to 2021. Read more here.

May 14, 2020

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra cancels remaining concerts for the season due to the coronavirus. Read more here.

May 14, 2020

San Francisco Symphony to celebrate departing Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas remotely. Read more here.

May 14, 2020

Hollywood Bowl season canceled for the first time in 98 years. Read more here.

May 14, 2020

The New York Philharmonic launches Virtual Tour: Europe 2020. Read more here.

May 14, 2020

Utah Symphony postpones their six-week Deer Valley Music Festival in Park City. Read more here.

May 14, 2020

The Nashville Symphony kicks off string of new releases on Naxos. Read more here.

May 14, 2020

For next season, St Paul Chamber Orchestra cuts concerts and guest soloists plus furloughs artistic partners. Read more here.

May 11, 2020

Chicago Symphony Orchestra is considering a downsized reopening with socially-distanced musicians and audience. Read more here.

May 11, 2020

Grand Rapids Symphony’s online video campaign From Our Home to Yours raises more than $100,000. Read more here.

May 9, 2020

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra commissions music for physically-distanced orchestra and choir. Read more here.

May 9, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra cancels summer series over coronavirus fears. Read more here.

May 9, 2020

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra launches The Fanfare Project. Read more here.

May 9, 2020

Chicago Symphony Orchestra cancels the remainder of the 2019-20 season. Read more here.

May 9, 2020

Dallas Symphony announces its second Women in Classical Music symposium. Read more here.

May 9, 2020

New York Philharmonic's annual summer 2020 performances will not take place. Read more here.

May 9, 2020

San Francisco Opera’s Department of Diversity, Equity and Community launches online programming. Read more here.

May 9, 2020

Nashville Symphony extends suspension of all concert activity through July 3rd. Read more here.

May 6, 2020

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra launches weekly virtual stage. Read more here.

May 6, 2020

Click here to view a special thank you video by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians.

May 6, 2020

Pandemic causes end to Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2019-2020 season. Read more here.

May 6, 2020

San Antonio Symphony set to take the stage September 25th. Read more here.

May 6, 2020

The 1918 pandemic’s impact on music? Read more here.

May 4, 2020

Returning to a new normality for orchestras during COVID-19. Read more here.

May 4, 2020

Grant Park Music Festival cancels 2020 summer season. Read more here.

May 4, 2020

Indianapolis Symphony cancels all summer concerts. Read more here.

May 2, 2020

Click here to read recommendations regarding the management of the Covid-19 crisis from FIM (International Federation of Musicians).

May 2, 2020

Colorado Symphony postpones concerts until June. Read more here.

Apr 30, 2020

San Francisco Symphony cancels remaining concerts on MTT's farewell season. Read more here.

Apr 30, 2020

Oregon Symphony creates Minute for Music. Read more here.

Apr 30, 2020

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra cancels remaining performances in the 2019-2020 season. Read more here.

Apr 28, 2020

When the COVID-19 crisis ends, the arts should be looked to as an essential tool in both economic recovery and reconnecting our communities. Read more here.

Apr 28, 2020

Live orchestral concerts begin again, with the Berlin Philharmonic on May 1st. Read more here.

Apr 28, 2020

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra reduces salaries and cancels concerts amid coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.

Apr 28, 2020

Houston Symphony unveils new living room virtual concert series. Read more here.

Apr 26, 2020

Chicago Symphony cancels concerts through June 9. Read more here.

Apr 26, 2020

How the Met Opera is throwing a gala concert with smartphones. Read more here.

Apr 26, 2020

St Louis Symphony Orchestra announces schedule changes due to COVID-19. Read more here.

Apr 26, 2020

3,000 interviews. 50 years. Click here to listen to the history of American music.

Apr 26, 2020

Nashville Symphony goes virtual with expansive online entertainment and education resources. Read more here.

Apr 26, 2020

Kansas City Symphony cancels season due to COVID-19 concerns. Read more here.

Apr 24, 2020

COVID-19 ICSOM Orchestra CBA Status Survey results are available with login here.

Apr 22, 2020

Jacksonville Symphony promises full salary and benefits to musicians and staff for remainder of season. Read more here.

Apr 22, 2020

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra cancels performances through June 14 due to coronavirus. Read more here.

Apr 22, 2020

New York City Ballet is back with a six-week slate of online programing. Read more here.

Apr 22, 2020

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra cancels rest of season, loses nearly $3 million in revenue. Read more here.

Apr 22, 2020

Houston Symphony pumps up the volume on outreach online. Read more here.

Apr 21, 2020

The Florida Orchestra’s season comes to an abrupt end. Read more here.

Apr 21, 2020

Symphoria shares musical joy virtually. Read more here.

Apr 21, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra launches $6-million fundraising campaign amid coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.

Apr 19, 2020

Boston Symphony Orchestra to cut musician pay due to COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

Apr 19, 2020

The Florida Orchestra introduces TFO at Home collection. Read more here.

Apr 19, 2020

Oregon Symphony holds virtual gala fundraiser. Read more here.

Apr 19, 2020

San Diego Symphony cancels remainder of its spring season because of coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.

Apr 19, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra launches a new podcast series. Read more here.

Apr 17, 2020

COVID-19 Exit Strategy for Orchestras provides parameters for a gradual ramp-up of concerts and events. Read more here.

Apr 15, 2020

The Minnesota Orchestra has rescheduled its current season concerts for August and September. Read more here.

Apr 15, 2020

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announces major gift to endow a conductor chair, signifying confidence in the future. Read more here.

Apr 15, 2020

San Francisco Opera cancels summer season amid coronavirus concerns. Read more here.

Apr 15, 2020

Introducing #TunefulTuesday by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Read more here.

Apr 15, 2020

Detroit Symphony Orchestra announces salary reductions due to loss of revenue during pandemic. Read more here.

Apr 15, 2020

Coronavirus has kept them at home, but the Utah Symphony musicians continue to play. Read more here.

Apr 15, 2020

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra cancels events through June 7. Read more here.

Apr 15, 2020

Buffalo Philharmonic musicians continue to practice virtually. Read more here.

Apr 13, 2020

After this bizarre intermission, the world’s orchestras will matter even more. Click here to read why.

Apr 13, 2020

Click here to watch the musicians of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra perform from their homes.

Apr 11, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic has cost American arts organizations a collective $4.5 billion so far, but there’s also room for optimism. Read more here.

Apr 11, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra makes temporary job cuts, plans for future. Read more here.

Apr 11, 2020

Houston Symphony cancels the rest of its 2019-20 season. Read more here.

Apr 11, 2020

Click here to view the Grand Rapids Symphony’s virtual Hallelujah chorus performance.

Apr 11, 2020

Charlotte Symphony cancels popular Summer Pops series over coronavirus concerns. Read more here.

Apr 11, 2020

Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians and administrators take pay cuts during pandemic. Read more here.

Apr 9, 2020

L.A. Phil cancels rest of season; Hollywood Bowl prospects uncertain. Read more here.

Apr 9, 2020

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra continues to bring music to the city with Extraordinary Measures. Read more here.

Apr 9, 2020

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra musicians on unpaid furlough. Read more here.

Apr 9, 2020

The Louisville Orchestra launches new web page for online collaborations during COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

Apr 7, 2020

Kennedy Center and the National Symphony Orchestra musicians reach agreement to avert furloughs. Read more here.

Apr 7, 2020

Milwaukee Symphony cancels rest of season, posts spectacular musician video, and urges donations. Read more here.

Apr 7, 2020

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra launches virtual music lab. Read more here.

Apr 5, 2020

New York Philharmonic musicians record virtual performance dedicated to healthcare workers. Read more here.

Apr 5, 2020

Chicago Lyric Opera postpones remainder of 2019-20 season; productions rescheduled. Read more here.

Apr 5, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra launches new radio series, online content for homebound fans. Read more here.

Apr 5, 2020

The Florida Orchestra extends canceled performances through May 10. Read more here.

Apr 3, 2020

Kennedy Center musicians speak out as orchestra furloughed. Read more here.

Apr 3, 2020

WFMT and Chicago Symphony Orchestra partner for new broadcast and streaming series amidst COVID-19 crisis. Read more here.

Apr 3, 2020

San Francisco Opera launches Opera is ON online project. Read more here.

Apr 3, 2020

St Paul Chamber Orchestra will stream video events in April. Read more here.

Apr 3, 2020

San Antonio Symphony releases virtual performance on YouTube. Read more here.

Apr 3, 2020

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians perform the final moments of Mahler’s Third Symphony virtually while secluded at home. Read more here.

Apr 1, 2020

To avert 'enormous' deficit, Philadelphia Orchestra musicians take 20% pay cut as special fundraising begins. Read more here.

Apr 1, 2020

Minnesota Orchestra unveils new online music learning portal. Read more here.

Apr 1, 2020

Utah Symphony furloughs its musicians while waiting for coronavirus relief. Read more here.

Apr 1, 2020

Grand Rapids Symphony launches daily musical moments from home. Read more here.

Mar 30, 2020

Click here to view a list of resources for ICSOM musicians during the COVID-19 crisis.

Mar 29, 2020

After $25 million stimulus, stunned National Symphony Orchestra musicians receive one-week notice from Kennedy Center. Read more here.

Mar 29, 2020

New York City Ballet cancels its season but will pay employees. Read more here.

Mar 29, 2020

Phoenix Symphony cancels remainder of season amid coronavirus spread. Read more here.

Mar 29, 2020

Minnesota Orchestra nixes June tour to Vietnam and South Korea. Read more here.

Mar 26, 2020

Click here for details about the use of ICSOM’s Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) in response to COVID-19.

Mar 26, 2020

Kansas City Symphony musicians will be paid through the end of the season despite canceled concerts due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.

Mar 26, 2020

Houston Symphony to stream free concert broadcasts and more throughout shutdown. Read more here.

Mar 26, 2020

Colorado Symphony musicians perform Ode to Joy while social distancing. Read more here.

Mar 26, 2020

Despite canceled concerts due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Dallas Symphony continues to pay its musicians. Read more here.

Mar 26, 2020

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra cancels season through May 11 due to COVID-19. Read more here.

Mar 26, 2020

Utah Symphony suspends performances through May 23. Read more here.

Mar 26, 2020

North Carolina Symphony releases digital education concerts for students at home amid COVID-19. Read more here.

Mar 26, 2020

Chicago Symphony cancels concerts through May 10 due to coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.

Mar 26, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra cancels season in response to coronavirus. Read more here.

Mar 26, 2020

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has extended its season cancellation through May. Read more here.

Mar 24, 2020

New York Philharmonic cancels season because of coronavirus. Read more here.

Mar 24, 2020

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra starts online concert series amid coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.

Mar 24, 2020

Oregon Symphony lays off orchestra, conductors and staff amid coronavirus crisis. Read more here.

Mar 24, 2020

Kansas City Symphony releases new free podcast. Read more here.

Mar 24, 2020

The 58th annual ICSOM conference will be hosted by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony and Pittsburgh Local 60-471 on August 19-22, 2020. Click here for more details.

Mar 21, 2020

The 58th annual ICSOM conference will be hosted by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony and Pittsburgh Local 60-471 on August 19-22, 2020. The conference will be held at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown hotel, and is within walking distance to Heinz Hall, Heinz Field, PNC Park, the Cultural District and more than 80 restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues. Conference information will be mailed to delegates at the beginning of June. All attendees must register with ICSOM Secretary Laura Ross to attend the conference. Guests and other interested parties may contact Secretary Ross at lar2vln@comcast.net for more information and to receive a conference packet in June.

Mar 20, 2020

Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra musicians take pay cut to benefit freelancers. Read more here.

Mar 20, 2020

This Is Why We Play. Amid the pandemic, The Philadelphia Orchestra livestreams Beethoven. Read more here.

Mar 20, 2020

Coronavirus concerns drive the cancellation of San Antonio Symphony’s season. Read more here.

Mar 20, 2020

San Francisco Symphony streams Keeping Score series. Read more here.

Mar 20, 2020

The Metropolitan Opera cancels season over virus and faces $60 million loss. Read more here.

Mar 20, 2020

Detroit Symphony Orchestra offers free access to streaming archive amid coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.

Mar 20, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra launches in-house recording label with A New Century album. Read more here.

Mar 20, 2020

State legislature to restore $1.6 million in bridge funding for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Read more here.

Mar 19, 2020

NEW! Congress is swiftly deciding the contents of a massive COVID-19 relief bill. Orchestras and musicians across the country need to speak up now. ICSOM asks you to click here for the petition to contact Congress again. Thank you!

Mar 16, 2020

The US government is considering new forms of economic relief, and eligibility for nonprofit orchestras and musicians is essential. Click here to join ICSOM in signing a petition urging elected officials to advocate for orchestras and its musicians impacted by COVID-19.

Mar 12, 2020

Click here for ICSOM Counsel Kevin Case's article Challenge and Opportunity in the Time of Coronavirus.

Mar 10, 2020

ICSOM President Paul Austin and former ICSOM Chair Bruce Ridge will be traveling to San Juan next week to support the Musicians of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra as the orchestra faces severe budget cuts. Read more here.

Mar 9, 2020

From coughing fits to closings, the cultural world girds for the coronavirus. Read more here.

Mar 9, 2020

As the newest artistic partner with the St Paul Chamber Orchestra, composer Rob Kapilow brings his concert series What Makes it Great? to the twin cities. Read more here.

Mar 9, 2020

When the show must go on, even amid a coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.

Mar 9, 2020

ICSOM is keeping the musicians of the Nashville Symphony in our thoughts as their community was severely damaged by a tornado. Read more here.

Mar 6, 2020

ICSOM has launched a letter writing campaign to support the musicians of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra as they face severe budget cuts. Click here to access the Phone2Action link.

Mar 2, 2020

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra workgroup recommends a 52-week season and lays out a plan to fund changes. Read more here.

Mar 2, 2020

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will debut a piece honoring razed black neighborhoods. Read more here.

Mar 2, 2020

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Marin Alsop to step down amid questions over symphony’s future. Read more here.

Feb 25, 2020

The League's 2020 Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service are now open. Read more here for information and a link to an application.

Feb 24, 2020

Americans for the Arts notes ten trends that may impact the arts in 2020. Read more here.

Feb 24, 2020

Why did cellist Yo-Yo Ma spend years working with Chicago’s Civic Orchestra? Read more here.

Feb 24, 2020

Met Opera Orchestra plans its first tour in nearly 20 years. Read more here.

Feb 17, 2020

Milwaukee Symphony unveils name of new home and has raised $128 million for the Warner Grand Theater project! Read more here.

Feb 17, 2020

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has a 5-year plan in place to fix its financial problems. Read more here.

Feb 17, 2020

San Diego Symphony's new seaside venue readies for a summer debut. Read more here.

Feb 17, 2020

Louisville Orchestra CEO Robert Massey says his departure was a mutual decision. Read more here.

Feb 10, 2020

Oregon Symphony Music Director Carlos Kalmar to step down after 2020-21 season. Read more here.

Feb 10, 2020

The New York Philharmonic launches Project 19 to celebrate female composers. Read more here.

Feb 10, 2020

Now you can listen to Philadelphia Orchestra performances free on demand. Read more here.

Feb 2, 2020

The musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have ratified a new contract. Read more here.

Feb 2, 2020

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra honors Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday plus the centenary of the 19th Amendment. Read more here.

Feb 2, 2020

Click here to view the classical music winners of the 2020 Grammy awards.

Jan 27, 2020

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra names Jader Bignamini as its next Music Director. Read more here.

Jan 27, 2020

Boston Symphony Orchestra's President and CEO Mark Volpe to retire next year. Read more here.

Jan 23, 2020

Click here to view the Statement of Support from ICSOM's Governing Board for the AFM-EPF MPRA Application.

Jan 20, 2020

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra raises $7.25M in one month as symphony plots turnaround. Were it not for the BSO Musicians organizing and pushing public engagement with their orchestra to historically high levels, this could have never happened. Read more here.

Jan 20, 2020

Music Director Gustavo Dudamel extends his contract with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Read more here.

Jan 20, 2020

Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative 2020 is an essential take on opera in America. Read more here.

Jan 20, 2020

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra offers annual Winter Festival. Read more here.

Jan 13, 2020

The Jacksonville Symphony announces their selection of new President and CEO. Read more here.

Jan 13, 2020

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra extends Music Director Louis Langrée's contract. Read more here.

Jan 13, 2020

The 2020 Classical Music Grammy nominees breathe new life into the genre. Read more here.

Jan 13, 2020

Grant Park Music Festival’s 2020 season has been announced. Read more here.

Jan 6, 2020

The Phoenix Symphony selects Suzanne Wilson as its new President and CEO. Read more here.

Jan 6, 2020

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to play free concert series to expand reach amid financial struggles. Read more here.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

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