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The Piano Is Dead: Long Live the Piano!

March 26, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com from The Chicago Tribune
It’s been nearly three years since The New York Times published an article titled, For Used Pianos, Last Note Is Thud in the Dump ,  relaying the depressing news that the demand for “acoustic” pianos, especially used ones, … »Read
 

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Have Orchestra, Will Travel

March 26, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com
From the department of intriguing ideas comes Symphony S.O.N.G. (Symphony Orchestra for the Next Generation), essentially a mobile orchestra housed in a five-and-a-half-ton semi truck that travels to various locales in South Korea to spread the … »Read
 

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Joan Tower's Fanfares Makes the National Registry

March 26, 2015 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
Joan Tower’s five Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman , as recorded in 1999 by the Colorado Symphony under its then-Music Director Marin Alsop—also the piece’s dedicatee—represents the sole purely classical recording among the … »Read
 

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Five (at Least) Singers to Watch

March 26, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
In what the Met calls “America’s most prestigious vocal competition,” the winners of the National Council Auditions were announced early this week, five American singers chosen out of the nine who had made it to the finals from … »Read
 

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Jazz at Lincoln Center to Handle Caramoor Programming

March 26, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, in Katonah, NY, at one time known simply as the Caramoor Festival, has announced a new agreement with Jazz at Lincoln Center, whereby JLC will program Caramoor’s annual jazz festival, which opens … »Read
 

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Opera Singers Killed in Plane Crash

March 25, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com from The Guardian
Among the 150 victims of the Germanwings crash in the southern Alps were two opera singers, one of whom was traveling with her husband and baby. That was German mezzo-soprano Maria Radner, 34; also killed was bass-baritone Oleg Bryjak, 54, from … »Read
 
 

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