29-Year-Old Kedrick Armstrong Named Oakland Symphony Music Director

Armstrong is Oakland’s first music director since the unexpected death of Michael Morgan in 2021.

Lowell Chamber Orchestra to premiere new edition of Julia Perry’s symphony

“This work is a fabulous example of Perry’s modernist style,” says LCO music director Orlando Cela.

Rediscovered Composers

A rare opportunity to hear Margaret Bonds’s Montgomery Variations. Composed in 1964 and dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr., the work is based on events and ideas in the Civil Rights Movement.

Alsop In at Ravinia Through 2025; Will Curate New Breaking Barriers Festival This Year

In her role as chief conductor, Alsop curates and conducts a three-week stretch of programs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Embedded within that residency will be the Breaking Barriers Festival.