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Composer Who Once Visited Iran Is Denied Entry to U.S.

February 27, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
Austrian composer Klaus Lang has been denied entry to the United States to prepare for a performance of one his works, missa beati pauperes spiritu, scheduled for performance March 3 at the Art Share L.A . cultural center. Lang, also an organist … » Read
 

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Opera Lafayette Makes the Case for a Pre-Beethoven Léonore

February 27, 2017 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
Most regional or fringe opera companies in the United States do a woefully deficient job of exploring and unearthing forgotten but worthy works from the past. An enterprise like Opera Lafayette is thus especially valuable. For more than 20 years … » Read
 

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Fresno Grand and Townsend Opera Companies' Gen'l Director to Exit

February 27, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
Matthew Buckman, general director of Fresno Grand Opera for the last two years and of the Townsend Opera, in Modesto, CA, for the last nine, is stepping down from both jobs. The two companies merged two seasons ago, sharing productions and staff. … » Read
 

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Sydney Opera House Fined for Loud Music

February 27, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
Neighbors of the Sydney Opera House have managed to have the iconic venue fined 15 thousand dollars (AU) for violating noise codes during a November 2015 outdoor concert by British indie band Florence and the Machine concert. It’s the first … » Read
 

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Ravinia Fest Plans to Add Dining and Exhibit Spaces

February 27, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
The Ravinia Festival is seeking approval for two new structures on its site in Highland Park. One, for outdoor dining, is proposed to be ready for summer 2018; the other, the “Ravinia Music Box,” consisting of two … » Read
 

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Hvorostovsky Cancels Recital Tour

February 24, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
In some disheartening news, Dmitri Hvorostovsky has cancelled his  upcoming recitals in Kaliningrad, Minsk, and Vienna. Hvorostovsky’s doctors have advised him to continue treatment for his brain tumor, according to the Staatsoper, … » Read
 
 

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