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World’s longest-serving orchestra member passes away after collapsing onstage – says:
World's longest-servingorchestramember passes away after collapsing onstage
our national union — has already declared her as having set a record that is unparalleled in the world that we know of,” said ASO SeniorOrchestraManager Russell Williamson. “No one has played in the sameorchestrafor longer, she went out in style
71-yearorchestravet collapses on stage, diesUSA TODAY
'An amazing way to go': Jane Little, world's longest-servingorchestramusician, collapses and dies performingWashington Post
Woman who held record for longest tenure with anorchestracollapses on stage, diesCNN
NPR –WSB Atlanta
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Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra throws block party season finale – WVLT says:

Knoxville Jazz YouthOrchestrathrows block party season finale
With the smooth sounds of trumpets, guitars, and saxophone, the residents of Sequoyah Hills in Knoxville were treated to a two hour concert that was put on by the Knoxville Jazz YouthOrchestra. But the concert didn't happen in your typical theater

Cleveland Orchestra announces details of later-than-usual ‘Star-Spangled Spectacular’ – says:
ClevelandOrchestraannounces details of later-than-usual 'Star-Spangled Spectacular'
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Expect a traditional “Star-Spangled Spectacular” this year. Just don't expect it anytime on or around Independence Day. The ClevelandOrchestraon Thursday announced the details of its annual free community concert, which this year …
ClevelandOrchestra'straditional 'Star-Spangled Spectacular' will be a bit later than usual this yearCrain’s Cleveland Business
ClevelandOrchestrato Perform Free Community Concert at Public Square, 7/29Broadway World

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An orchestra of guitarists performed “Glenn Branca’s Symphonies” at Masonic Hall (pics) – Brooklyn Vegan (blog) says:

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Anorchestraof guitarists performed “Glenn Branca's Symphonies” at Masonic Hall (pics)
Brooklyn Vegan (blog)
Part of the 2016 Red Bull Music Academy in NYC, “Glenn Branca's Symphonies” happened on Monday, May 16 at the gorgeous, baroque Masonic Hall in Chelsea and featured three of the composer's compositions for a guitarorchestra. Thatorchestra …
Glenn Branca's GuitarOrchestraSorta Blew Out My Ear Drums, But I'm OK With ItBedford + Bowery

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An “Opera of the Mind”—Stuart McLeod’s Music for Guitar Orchestra and Brain Waves – says:
An “Opera of the Mind”—Stuart McLeod's Music for GuitarOrchestraand Brain Waves
Stuart McLeod and Brain Trust's May 21 show at the Rendezvous' Jewelbox Theater represents the rare chance to witness Music for GuitarOrchestraand Brain Waves, which is exactly what it says on the tin. To realize this monumental work, which is

First Listen: Boston Symphony Orchestra, ‘Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9′ – NPR says:

First Listen: Boston SymphonyOrchestra, 'Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9'
The bonus is that these works are played with insight and panache by the Boston SymphonyOrchestraand its music director, Andris Nelsons, who are recording all the Shostakovich symphonies live. The first installment in the series, featuring the
Another Nelsons Victory AnnouncedThe Boston Musical Intelligencer
Andris Nelsons signs exclusive contract with Deutsche GrammophonGramophone

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