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2019

Apr 22, 2019

$3.2 million grant from Maryland legislature may help Baltimore Symphony Orchestra settle contract dispute. Read more here.

Apr 22, 2019

A new day for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, taking steps to refresh its image. Read more here.

Apr 22, 2019

London’s Royal Opera House has lost its appeal over the life-changing hearing damage caused to a musician at a rehearsal of Wagner's Die Walkure. Read more here.

Apr 22, 2019

“Dismiss the greatness of the CSO and we will be publicly embarrassed locally, nationally and globally. Respect the musicians and Chicago will be honored for its commitment to culture.” Jeff Rice, Senior Lecturer/Northwestern University. Read more here.

Apr 22, 2019

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association rejects latest offer from the CSO Musicians; strike to go on. Read more here.

Apr 15, 2019

International Federation of Musicians (FIM) sent a formal protest letter to Jeff Alexander, President/CEO of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, in support of the Musicians of the CSO. View the letter here.

Apr 15, 2019

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians reject management’s proposal; strike continues. Read more here.

Apr 15, 2019

Musicians from ICSOM’s member orchestras have made donations in response to ICSOM’s Call to Action in support of the striking Musicians of the Chicago Symphony. Read our press statement here.

Apr 15, 2019

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra announces their 2019-20 season, its 75th! Read more here.

Apr 8, 2019

Executive profile of Mark Cantrell, the new President/CEO of The Florida Orchestra. Read more here.

Apr 8, 2019

News from the Hawai'i Symphony's world premiere of Raise Hawaiki, a collaborative artistic interpretation of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Mālama Honua worldwide voyage. Read more here.

Apr 8, 2019

The St Louis Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 50-year partnership with conductor Leonard Slatkin when the orchestra’s conductor laureate returns April 27-May 4. Read more here.

Apr 8, 2019

Press Release (04/08/2019): ICSOM's Call to Action for the Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Read more here.

Apr 4, 2019

ICSOM has issued a Call to Action for the Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Read more here.

Apr 1, 2019

San Antonio Symphony Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing will step down in 2020 and has issued a $100,000 challenge grant. Read more here.

Apr 1, 2019

Utah Symphony And Utah Opera Commemorate 150th Anniversary Of Transcontinental Railroad. Read more here.

Mar 28, 2019

2019 Fall Residency Session for musicians at The Hambidge Center (Sept/Dec) waives the fee for a 2-week residency and provides a $700 stipend for 1st-time Hambidge residents. Application deadline is APR 15th. Read more and apply here.

Mar 25, 2019

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians are the living trust of our greatest achievements in orchestral performance. These musicians deserve to be paid accordingly, and they deserve to retire with dignity, said ICSOM President Paul Austin. Read more here.

Mar 25, 2019

Alive and vital, the Louisville Orchestra signs Teddy Abrams for 5 more years as Music Director. Read more here.

Mar 25, 2019

Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins other Democratic leaders in support of Chicago Symphony Orchestra strikers. Read more here.

Mar 25, 2019

The Kansas City Symphony named a new executive director, Daniel E. Beckley, who has served as vice president and general manager of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra since 2013. Read more here.

Mar 25, 2019

Michael Tilson Thomas opens up about his approaching final season with the San Francisco Symphony. Read more here.

Mar 18, 2019

“I am here with my musicians.” Music Director Riccardo Muti supported the striking CSO Musicians outside Symphony Center on March 12, 2019. Read more here.

Mar 18, 2019

Robert Spano will join the Fort Worth Symphony for 3 years beginning in 2020 as Principal Guest Conductor. Read more here.

Mar 18, 2019

The New York Philharmonic commissions Distinguished Professor Tania León for 100th anniversary celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Read more here.

Mar 18, 2019

The San Francisco Symphony announces lineup for Michael Tilson Thomas’ last season. Read more here.

Mar 13, 2019

Philadelphia Orchestra reaches early, four-year labor pact with musicians. Read more here.

Mar 11, 2019

Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians picket in front of Orchestra Hall after announcing strike. Read more here.

Mar 11, 2019

Utah Symphony musicians hold fundraiser for Haitian Orchestra Institute. Read more here.

Mar 11, 2019

Esa-Pekka Salonen Says Tweak the Orchestra, Don’t Blow it Up. Read more here.

Mar 4, 2019

Maggie McIntosh, a Baltimore Democrat and chair of the House appropriations committee, files bill to give Baltimore Symphony Orchestra $3.2M over two years and create a study group on finances. Read more here.

Feb 25, 2019

Louisville Orchestra names Robert Massey as new CEO. Read more here.

Feb 25, 2019

A new state-of-the-art Symphony Hall is potentially in the works in Denver. Read more here.

Feb 18, 2019

Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians vote to authorize a strike on March 10th. Read more here.

Feb 18, 2019

Boston Symphony Orchestra flutist settles equal-pay lawsuit with orchestra. Read more here.

Feb 18, 2019

As he watches the political unrest in his native country grow, the Venezuela-born conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra Carlos Izcaray is turning to a familiar place in search of solace and hope: music. Read more here.

Feb 11, 2019

The Boston Symphony Orchestra scores 2 Grammys for Shostakovich recordings. Read more here.

Feb 11, 2019

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Talent Development Program celebrates their 25th anniversary. Read more here.

Feb 11, 2019

The Nippon Foundation has announced they are currently accepting applications for their 2019 Fine Instrument Loan Project. Applications are due March 31st. Read more here.

Feb 7, 2019

The League of American Orchestras invites nominations for the 2019 Ford Musicians Awards for Excellence in Community Service. Apply by March 4th and click here for more information.

Feb 4, 2019

From Mao to Mozart: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 80-year relationship with China. Read more here.

Feb 4, 2019

Q&A with President/CEO Doug Shipman on the future of Atlanta's Woodruff Arts Center and pushing for a new symphony hall. Read more here.

Jan 28, 2019

The New York Philharmonic explores the city's immigrant roots in Threads Of Our City initiative. Read more here.

Jan 28, 2019

The Virginia Symphony has announced its classics lineup for what will be a bittersweet 2019-20 season – JoAnn Falletta's final season as music director. Read more here.

Jan 28, 2019

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's new project sounds a lot like Lumenocity. But it's not. Read more here.

Jan 28, 2019

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 125th birthday in the 2019-20 season. Read more here.

Jan 22, 2019

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is struggling financially, but musicians say a shorter season is not the answer. Read more here.

Jan 22, 2019

Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya will take his final bow with the Fort Worth Symphony next season. Read more here.

Jan 22, 2019

The Cleveland Orchestra CEO reflects upon the organization’s 100th birthday and its recent high-profile terminations. Read more here.

Jan 14, 2019

Review of the January 8th BSO Musicians brass concert to benefit My Sister’s Place, which including members of the Pittsburgh and National Symphony Orchestras. Read more here.

Jan 14, 2019

Jacksonville Symphony CEO Robert Massey announces his departure. Read more here.

Jan 14, 2019

The San Diego Symphony names Edo de Waart as its first Principal Guest Conductor. Read more here.

Jan 7, 2019

Inside the Icon: San Diego Symphony Orchestra. San Diego's oldest music institution rings in 2019 with a new music director and history spanning 109 years. Read more here.

Jan 7, 2019

The winners of the first-ever Classical Post Awards have been chosen, including the Louisville Orchestra for Most Innovative Presenter/Orchestra of 2018. Read more here.

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