The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has welcomed five new full-time musicians to its ranks for this season.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Five New Musicians

Sweetwater founder and president Chuck Surack has announced that Sweetwater will be the national sponsor for the music education nonprofit Little Kids Rock.

Read more: Sweetwater Becomes National Sponsor of Little Kids Rock

The Eastman School of Music will be presenting the 12th annual Music College Fair in Upstate New York on Thursday, September 28 in collaboration with Ithaca College and The Juilliard School.

Read more: Eastman School of Music to Host Music College Fair

The Nashville Symphony and the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee have announced "Violins of Hope," a community-wide initiative centering on a collection of instruments played by Jewish musicians interned in concentration camps during the Holocaust. 

Read more: Nashville Symphony Announces ‘Violins of Hope’ Series

 

On Wednesday, September 13th, SBO received the following message from François Kloc of Buffet Crampon USA:

Read more: Buffet Crampon Resumes Normal Operations Post-Irma

Carnegie Hall has announced that pianist Lang Lang must withdraw from his concert with conductor Lü Jia and the China NCPA Orchestra on Monday, October 30 at 8:00 p.m. while he continues to recover from an inflammation in his left arm.

Read more: Zhang to Fill in as Pianist at Carnegie Hall Concert

William Christie will return for his annual concert with Juilliard415 on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in Alice Tully Hall. Christie is currently an artist in residence in Juilliard's Historical Performance program.  

Read more: William Christie Conducts Juilliard415 in 'The Genius of Monteverdi'

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has launched DSO Classroom, a new online hub for students, teachers, and schools at dso.org/classroom.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Launches Online DSO Classroom

Because of backing from PNC Bank, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) pops programming will now be called the PNC Pops Series.

Read more: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Pops Programming Backed by PNC Bank

Dr. Milt Allen of The Music Guerrilla and Jupiter Band Instruments recently visited Haiti to assist in teaching at 2 music camps after being invited by BLUME (Building Leaders Using Music Education) president Janet Anthony.

Read more: KHS America Helps Spread Music Education in Haiti

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