Atlanta Symphony Reimagines 20-21 Season
Inquirer: Museum of Art to Open in September
(NYTimes: Art Museum workers vote to unionize; and Inquirer story)
Cleveland Orchestra offers revised vision for 20-21 season
(Direct link to Cleveland Orchestra)
Early Music America: Lessons From a 17th-Century Bankrupt Opera House
The Daily Gazette: SPAC presents virtual Beethoven festival
Covid-19 Panel Discussion: Risk assessment for wind instrumentalists
Drew McManus: Not Everyone is Cancelling
Boston Globe: Boston Symphony cancels fall season
Inquirer: Opera Philadelphia Cancels O20 Festival
Houston Chronicle: Houston Symphony at the vanguard of live streaming
Arts Professional: How to get audiences to pay more for streamed content
Washington Post: Kennedy Center cuts staff
SF Chronicle: Critics debate pandemic's affects on the arts
Baltimore Sun: Baltimore Symphony cancels live performances through November
The Guardian: Finding out how dangerous blowing instruments and singing are
Michael Vincent: 12 Ways Pandemic Will Change Classical Music
David Maggs: Art, After Virus
Crosscut: The Arts Need a New Deal to Survive
ICSOM: Orchestral Safety Plans: A First Look
NYTimes: Met Opera Tries to Find Paying Customers
Chicago Tribune: Chicago Symphony Cancels 2020 Performances
Houston Chronicle: Do Orchestras Put Audiences at Risk?
Observer: Classical Music Reemerges in Asia and Europe
The musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra have been working hard for years to address issues of systemic racism and working to increase opportunity and diversity within the orchestral world. (Check out our latest efforts here.) As we all continue to learn, discuss, and implement plans, here are some links to interesting articles on the subject.
Norman Lebrecht: Music schools are faced with BLM demands
Chicago Sun Times: Six artists of color make their mark in classical music
Inquirer: 'A Pretty Bleak Picture': Philadelphia Museum of Art workplace assessment
Inquirer: Art Museum Workers Unionize
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Orchestral auditions should be more 'blind,' not less
OperaWire: Morris Robinson on racism in opera
NYTimes: End Blind Auditions
Norman Lebrecht: Why Auditions Fail (And the NY Times is So Wrong)
Aaron Flagg: Anti-Black Discrimination in American Orchestras
Leonard Slatkin: On Diversity
Many Philadelphia city schoolkids were part of the two-week All City Orchestra Summer Academy sponsored by the Mann Center for the Performing Arts and working with many Philadelphia Orchestra musicians. The culmination of this program is a virtual performance set to premiere August 11 at 11 a.m. on Facebook Live:
Read more in The Philadelphia Inquirer here.
George M. Wohlreich, who took over running the College of Physicians of Philadelphia 15 years ago and led its Mütter Museum through a period of explosive growth, will retire next June, at the end of the current fiscal year, the college announced in a statement Thursday.
Our 5th annual Audience Appreciation Day has been full of great performances and fun engagement with the community of Philadelphia. Check out these links to media coverage:
“Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians show audience appreciation with pop-up ensembles” on KYW
"The Philadelphia Orchestra Ventures Out to Spread the Joy of Music" on 6ABC
Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians (POM)
5th Annual Audience Appreciation Day
Free Concerts Throughout our Community
September 23, 2019
An Invitation from the Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians:
One Monday each fall, The Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians (POM) voluntarily organize and donate a Day of Music throughout the greater Philadelphia area. This year, join us September 23rd for a series of free, informal small ensemble concerts, a token of appreciation to the Philadelphia area community. We'll perform in 25-30 different venues throughout the day, including schools, churches, public plazas, libraries, retirement homes, coffee shops, and even SEPTA stations. We hope to reach as many of our neighbors as possible with these up close and personal musical experiences, so that we can spread the joy and sense of meaning that music can bring to our lives. Come enjoy the music and get to know us! For a complete listing of events, click here!
Next week marks the powerful culmination of Hannibal Lokumbe’s tenure as Philadelphia Orchestra Composer-in-Residence with the world premiere of Healing Tones. Learn more about this work and the composer in this article in the Philadelphia Inquirer.