German maestro Kirill Petrenko will lead the Bayerisches Staatsorchester and Staatsoper in their United States debut performances at Carnegie Hall over two consecutive evenings this March.

Read more: Bayerisches Staatsorchester and Staatsoper To Make U.S. Debut at Carnegie Hall

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has announced that it will honor philanthropists Penny and Harold Blumenstein and Music Director Leonard Slatkin at its eighth annual Heroes Gala on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra To Honor Penny and Harold Blumenstein, music director Leonard Slatkin

On Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m., Harry Bicket will conduct Handel’s Rinaldo at Carnegie Hall with acclaimed baroque orchestra The English Concert.

Read more: Harry Bicket To Conduct The English Concert at Carnegie Hall

Alan Parsons has announced that his educational enterprise ASSR (Art and Science Of Sound Recording) will open its 2018 season of Master Class Training Sessions at Orange Country’s Hybrid Studios the weekend of March 24 and 25.

Read more: Alan Parsons Announces 2018 Season of Master Class Training Sessions

Alarm Will Sound, the contemporary music ensemble known for testing the boundaries of musical performance, will present a program resembling a live podcast, featuring the music of György Ligeti and titled This Music Should Not Exist on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall.

Read more: Alarm Will Sound To Perform ‘This Music Should Not Exist’ At Carnegie Hall

In 2007, Sweetwater Sound began a partnership with Fort Wayne, Indiana’s University of Saint Francis — providing funds for scholarships, gear purchase and installation, and other music-related projects — to help create a four-year degree program in Music Technology.

Read more: Sweetwater Sound Develops Degree Program with University of Saint Francis

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will honor tenor and educator George Shirley and leader and academic Earl Lewis, president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, at the 40th annual Classical Roots Concert on March 2 and 3, 2018.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra To Honor George Shirley and Earl Lewis

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) today announced that violinist Benjamin Beilman will replace Renaud Capuçon in the final two DSO programs of its three-week French Festival, February 22, 23, and 24.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces Replacement For Capuçon in French Festival

Each year, KHS America awards a college scholarship to a member of the United States Army All American Marching Band (USAAAMB).

Read more: KHS America Announces Annual Scholarship Winner

Carnegie Hall has announced that jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves and Wycliffe Gordon will join NYO Jazz as special guest artists for the ensemble’s Carnegie Hall debut on July 27, 2018.

Read more: Dianne Reeves and Wycliffe Gordon To Join NYO Jazz

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