Berklee College of Music has launched the BerkleeNYC Community Fund, raising money for educational programming, scholarships for K-12 students in need, community outreach, and partnerships at BerkleeNYC, the college’s new New York home located in Power Station (formerly Avatar) studios – now known as Power Station at BerkleeNYC.

Read more: BerkleeNYC Launches Community Fund

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will welcome conductor Kent Nagano and pianist Beatrice Rana for a pair of concerts featuring music by Prokofiev and Bruckner.

Read more: Nagano Makes Detroit Debut Conducting DSO This May

Frost School of Music professor Maestro Charles Castleman has donated his 1748 Joannes Baptista Guadagnini violin, with a scroll the work of Francesco Stradivari, circa 1735, to the Frost School of Music.

Read more: Castleman Donates 1748 Joannes Baptista Guadagnini Violin to Frost School of Music

Carnegie Hall has announced that Vartan Gregorian will receive the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence at a gala benefit on Monday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. at The Plaza’s Grand Ballroom.

Read more: Vartan Gregorian to Receive Carnegie Hall's Medal of Excellence

Timeless Communication has announced that Lauren Byrge has joined the sales team.

Read more: Lauren Byrge Joins Timeless Sales Team

VanderCook College of Music has announced Alex Kaminsky as the new Director of Bands for their music education program.

Read more: VanderCook College Welcomes New Director of Bands Alex Kaminsky

Carnegie Hall has announced that the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) will return to the BBC Proms in London for the first time since the orchestra’s inaugural 2013 season, performing on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Read more: NYO-USA Announces Five-City European Tour

Berklee College of Music has named Philip Lima assistant chair of the Voice Department.

Read more: Berklee Names Lima Assistant Chair of Voice Department

David Robertson, director of conducting studies, will lead the Juilliard Orchestra, Juilliard pianist Tengku Irfan, and ondes martenot player Cynthia Millar in Messiaen’s rarely performed Turangalîla-Symphonie on Friday, May 3, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in David Geffen Hall.

Read more: David Robertson Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra in Messiaen’s ‘Turangalîla-Symphone’

The MET Orchestra returns to Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage for a series of three concerts this May and June.

Read more: The MET Orchestra Returns to Carnegie Hall for Three Concerts

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