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Jiří Bĕlohlávek returns to the New York Philharmonic to lead Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with Kun Woo Paik as soloist in his Philharmonic subscription debut; Dvořák’s Symphony No. 6; and Janáček’s House of the Dead Overture, Thursday, December 8, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, December 9 at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, December 10 at 8:00 p.m.

Read more: Jiří Bĕlohlávek to Return to New York Philharmonic

This month Manhattan School of Music (MSM) and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) launch their inaugural Conductors’ Project, a “podium partnership” that will see two recent MSM conducting graduates chosen as conducting fellows to work with DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin, the MSM Symphony Orchestra, and the DSO in a two-week, home-and-home educational exchange.

Read more: Manhattan School of Music and Detroit Symphony Orchestra Launch Inaugural Conductors’ Project

The New York Philharmonic, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, will pay special tribute to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he prepares to conclude his 10-year term at the helm of the world body at the end of December. The concert will also be an opportunity for a musical welcome to his successor, António Guterres, who will take office on January 1, 2017.

Read more: New York Philharmonic To Perform at the United Nations

St Louis Music announced that it will donate ten Austin brand guitars to the Great Circle “Starry Starry Night” Charity Event, which takes place in November at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis.

Read more: St Louis Music to Sponsor Great Circle Charity Event

Hal Leonard has announced that effective immediately they have acquired Schaum Publications, the publisher of educational piano materials.

Read more: Hal Leonard Acquires Schaum Publications

Iván Fischer, Photo credit: Marco BorggreveIván Fischer will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, with Nikolaj Znaider as soloist, and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 25 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, November 26 at 8:00 p.m.

Read more: Iván Fischer and Violinist Nikolaj Znaider to Return to New York Philharmonic

D’Addario Woodwinds launched their newest campaign – the D’Addario Woodwinds Story, an initiative celebrating D’Addario Woodwinds’ new world innovation as they redefine the word “craftsmanship” for the 21st century. 

Read more: The D’Addario Woodwinds Story

Buffet Crampon USA, North American distributor of Buffet Crampon’s ten woodwind and brass brands, has announced a realignment of its sales territories and welcomes three new division managers.

Read more: Buffet Crampon Announces Territory Realignment and New Division Managers

School districts and schools with an exemplary commitment to music education curriculum are encouraged to apply for a national distinction as a Best Communities for Music Education.

Read more: NAMM Foundation Seeks Best Communities for Music Education

D’Addario has been selected as a featured New York company for one of a handful of commercials running as a series for Senator Chuck Schumer’s reelection this year. 

Read more: Senator Chuck Schumer Re-Visits D’Addario Headquarters

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