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Lithuanian conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla,associate conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and music director-designate of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, makes her New York debut with the Juilliard Orchestra on the ensemble's season opener, Monday, September 26, 2016, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall.

Read more: Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla Makes Her New York Debut Conducting the Juilliard Orchestra 

Music Director Alan Gilbert opens the New York Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary season, which also marks his farewell season as Music Director, with three programs featuring Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World — the Philharmonic’s first World Premiere of a work written in New York that would become part of the standard repertoire — alongside a New York Premiere, a Philharmonic debut, and other works and soloists closely tied to the Orchestra.

Read more: Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic: 175th Season Begins September 21

Yamaha Corporation of America announced the addition of the trumpet section of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) to its esteemed Yamaha Artists roster.  

Read more: Boston Symphony Orchestra Trumpet Section Joins Yamaha Family of Artists

NAfME Deputy Executive Directors Jane Mell Balek and Christopher Woodside (Photo: Mark Finkenstaedt)

This past June, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) honored five individuals as this year’s Lowell Mason Fellows. This distinction is one of music education’s important honors, and is designed to recognize the accomplishments of music educators, music education advocates, political leaders, industry professionals, and others who have contributed to music education.

Read more: NAfME Honors Five Music Educators and Leaders as 2016 Lowell Mason Fellows

The Avedis Zildjian Company released a new and improved Access Tool for the Zildjian Gen16 Acoustic Electric Cymbal System. 

Read more: Zildjian New Gen16 Access Tool

CSO Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) have named Alex Klein as Principal Oboe, effective August 4, 2016.

Read more: Alex Klein Named as Principal Oboe of The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The New York Phiharmonic will present the fourth season of The Art Of The Score: Film Week at the Philharmonic, September 13–17, 2016, featuring complete screenings of two iconic films set in New York City with ties to the New York Philharmonic: West Side Story, conducted by David Newman, and Manhattan, conducted by Alan Gilbert, with the scores — by Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin, respectively — performed live to the films.

Read more: Film Week at the New York Philharmonic

Antigua Winds announced the addition of Mike Summers to the San Antonio based band instrument company’s staff.

Read more: Antigua Winds Appoints Mike Summers as New Director of Sales

Thomas KiktaD'Addario artist endorsee and Duquesne University classical guitar professor Thomas Kikta has been commissioned to write and perform a new ballet choreographed by Peter Walker with costumes by fashion designer Jason Wu for New York City Ballet. 

Read more: D'addario Artist Thomas Kikta Commissioned to Write and Perform for New York City Ballet

The New York Philharmonic has established the President’s Council, a new donor leadership group that will support the Philharmonic’s programs in New York and around the world.

Read more: New York Philharmonic Forms President’s Council

Directors who make a Difference

For over 20 years, School Band & Orchestra Magazine has been honoring amazing music educators from all 50 states. That's more than 1000 educators recognized for their outstanding contributions to music education programs!

Do you know a fantastic K-12 instrumental music educator who is deserving of recognition in SBO? Tell us why he or she should be featured in SBO’s annual "Directors Who Make a Difference" report.

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