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Orchestra London Could Face Bankurptcy

December 22, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com from LA Times
Things are unravelling quickly at Orchestra London (Ontario). Last week, the group disclosed that it ended June 2014 with a deficit of $332,000, which pushed the organization to the brink of bankruptcy. That was in addition to its debt of more … »Read
 

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Ho-hum Un Ballo Opens at Covent Garden

December 22, 2014 | Keith Clarke, MusicalAmerica.com
It is just six years since the Royal Opera House last revived a Ballo in Maschera . Now it has a new one, courtesy of a co-production with Scottish Opera and Theater Dortmund, where it played in September. It arrived at Covent Garden on Dec. 18. … »Read
 

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Former SF Symphony Principal Flute Dies

December 22, 2014 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Paul Renzi, longtime principal flute of the San Francisco Symphony, died on Dec. 16 of congestive heart failure. He was 88. Renzi, who retired in 2004, was the last musician to play under Pierre Monteux, who hired him in 1935, when he was 18 … »Read
 

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Verona Amphitheater to Get $17.5M for Repairs

December 22, 2014 | Colleen Barry
MILAN  -- Verona's famed amphitheater, home to one of the world's premier opera festivals, will be the first large beneficiary of a new Italian government initiative to encourage private donations to protect cultural treasures. Italian bank … »Read
 

Contests & Awards

Pierre Boulez to Get Lifetime Achievement Award

December 19, 2014 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Pierre Boulez, distinguished conductor, composer, father of modernism,  is to be recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Recording Academy – the outfit that bestows the Grammy Awards. He has earned 26 of them, for … »Read
 

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Competitions: Our (Mostly) Biweekly Roundup

December 19, 2014 | Rebecca Schmid, Musicalamerica.com
Filmmakers with an interest in classical music have until March 1 to submit a short entry to the first annual Sight of Sound Film Competition , sponsored by the Dallas Chamber Symphony. Contestants may choose one of nine required musical … »Read
 
 

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