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2020

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 29, 2020

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

North Carolina Symphony

Bassist Bruce Ridge and youth outreach