News Archive


Jul 12, 2024

Gary Ginstling, the New York Philharmonic’s president and chief executive, is leaving after just a year on the job. Read more here.

Jul 11, 2024

ICSOM is pleased to announce that Fátima Landa Velazquez, an oboist from México who will be attending the Curtis Institute of Music in the fall, is the 2024 recipient of the ICSOM BU Tanglewood Institute Scholarship. Click here for our press release.

Jul 1, 2024

The Phoenix Symphony and their musicians have agree upon a new contract. Read more here.

Jun 29, 2024

The Minnesota Orchestra's president and CEO Michelle Burns is leaving for the same job in Texas, taking charge of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Read more here.

Jun 17, 2024

Douglas Rosenthal will be the host of ICSOM’s monthly interview series Musician Profiles: Celebrating Racial Diversity for the 2024-25 season. Click here for our press release.

Jun 8, 2024

Amy Iwano has been named President and CEO of the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra. Read more here.

Jun 5, 2024

Registration is open now for ICSOM’s 2024 conference, August 21-24, in Portland OR!

May 29, 2024

The Charlotte Symphony has launched MERGE, an innovative series at the Blackbox Theatre, blending orchestral works with contemporary electronic music and an LED projection show. Read more here.

May 29, 2024

San Francisco Symphony major donor Cynthia Hersey criticizes deep programming cuts and a leadership void with the announced departure of music director Esa-Pekka Salonen. Read more here.

May 29, 2024

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has announced a groundbreaking federal funding boost for its OrchKids program. Read more here.

May 24, 2024

A new report reveals the the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra generates $125 million in economic impact to their community annually. Read more here.

May 06, 2024

The suggestion that the 45-year-old Abravanel Hall could be demolished or altered has led the Utah Symphony musicians to act! Click here to sign the online petition "Save Abravanel Hall,” which has attracted more than 3,400 signatures within the first 24 hours, and more than 10,000 people having signed it within days later.

May 06, 2024

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra musicians have announced a vote of no confidence in the orchestra's managing director and president, warning that the community is at risk of losing the SPCO. Read more here.

May 01, 2024

Dallas Symphony leader Kim Noltemy has been named President/CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Read more here.

Apr 30, 2024

Philanthropist Mercedes Bass recently donated $5 million to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, to be allocated over the next five years. As part of her donation, Bass created the Campaign for Artistic Excellence Matching Gift Program in an effort to encourage others to support the symphony. Read more here.

Apr 25, 2024

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has announced that Cristian Macelaru will begin a four-year term as their new music director in the 2025-26 season. Read more here.

Apr 18, 2024

The $134 million renovation of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s historic home, Powell Hall, is essentially on-time, on-budget, and expected to open in 2025. Read more here.

Apr 04, 2024

Click here to read how the Charlotte Symphony quietly raised $41 million to help ensure a stable future.

Apr 02, 2024

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra appoints Klaus Mäkelä as the youngest music director in the orchestra’s history. Read more here.

Apr 01, 2024

For the first time in thirty-five years, the Pacific Symphony is searching for a new Music Director. Read more here.

Mar 30, 2024

Lawrence Loh, music director for the Syracuse Orchestra, will conclude his tenure with the organization at the end of the 2024-25 season. Read more here.

Mar 20, 2024

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s resignation in San Francisco is a wake-up call for arts groups nationwide. Read more here.

Mar 16, 2024

Esa-Pekka Salonen will leave the San Francisco Symphony following the 2024-25 season, announcing his departure with a statement critical of the orchestra’s leadership. Read more here.

Mar 13, 2024

Enrique Mazzola has extended his contract as music director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago through 2030-31. Read more here.

Feb 27, 2024

The Kansas City Symphony announces its first-ever European concert tour in August 2024, led by the Symphony’s incoming Music Director, Matthias Pintscher. Read more here.

Feb 18, 2024

The San Francisco Ballet has received a $60 million donation, the largest in its history. Read more here.

Feb 18, 2024

Symphoria, a beacon of classical music in Central New York, has announced a pivotal change: it will henceforth be known as The Syracuse Orchestra. Read more here.

Feb 16, 2024

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and its musicians have agreed to a new three-year contract that increases wages 10.9% over the previous contract by year three. Read more here.

Feb 07, 2024

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra is planning a $275 million new music hall with a 1600-seat main performance hall and an additional nine other multi-use performance and special event spaces. Read more here.

Feb 06, 2024

Conductor Robert Spano will be the Washington National Opera’s next music director. Read more here.

Jan 24, 2024

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has announced that conductor Jun Märkl will be the ISO’s eighth Music Director, beginning with the 2024-25 season. Read more here.

Jan 08, 2024

The Oregon Symphony Orchestra and its musicians have reached a three-year contract which includes a 6% wage increase in the 1st year, followed by increases of 3.5% in ensuing years. Read more here.

Jan 01, 2024

“I’m super grateful that scholarships like ICSOMs exist … it really opens up a path for musicians who may feel that they’re cornered by their finances … I can’t express how much this means to me and how much it will mean to future recipients of the scholarship as well.” Cameron Hall, 2023 ICSOM BU Tanglewood Institute Scholarship recipient. Click here to view his interview.