Orchestras are getting close to their communities in unexpected new ways: side-by-side concerts for professional and avocational musicians, intensive training, and “pro-am” events. Emerging artists are commissioning composers and reshaping the canon. Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society turns 200 this year—and continues to look ahead. A new book makes some provocative allegations about Venezuela’s El Sistema program. Check it all out in the new issue of Symphony magazine, now online here.

Posted January 26, 2015