Conductor Nikolaj Znaider and pianist Saleem Ashkar will join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) for concerts featuring Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 and Elgar’s Symphony No. 2. Ashkar will be the featured soloist on the Mozart concerto.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Znaider and Ashkar for January Concerts

Purdue University Fort Wayne and Sweetwater officials have announced a partnership that will locate a majority of the university’s music technology program on the Sweetwater campus.

Read more: Sweetwater Partners with Purdue School of Music

On December 22, 2017, Elkhart native Glenn Holtz retired as a member of the Board of Trustees of VanderCook College of Music.

Read more: Glenn Hotlz Retires from VanderCook Board

For the sixth consecutive time, Yamaha is sponsoring the Six String Theory Competition, hosted by Grammy-winning guitarist and producer, Lee Ritenour.

Read more: Yamaha To Sponsor Six String Theory Competition

Terry Warburton has moved his factory to a new 12,000 sq. foot factory just miles down the road from his previous location on historic U.S. Highway 1, in Titusville, Florida.

Read more: Warburton Moves To New Factory

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will welcome guest conductor Jim Gray and vocalist Mandy Barnett for a concert titled The Nashville Songbook, a symphonic celebration of classic country music, featuring songs like “Stand by Your Man,” “Tennessee Waltz,” and “Harper Valley P.T.A.”

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra To Host Nashville Songbook Concerts

Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will return to seven Metro Detroit venues as the 2018 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series gets underway.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Starts 2018 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will return to Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage for two back-to-back concerts this January with newly appointed chief conductor Daniele Gatti.

Read more: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra To Return To Carnegie Hall

Conductor James Gaffigan will join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) for performances of Wagner’s Ring Without Words—a concert version of the fantasy opera cycle The Ring arranged by the late Lorin Maazel. 

Read more: James Gaffigan To Conduct 'Ring Without Words' at Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Music & Arts has named Christine Belle Cumberledge as the winner of its 2017 Music Educator of the Year award.

Read more: Music & Arts Names Cumberledge 'Educator of the Year'

 


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