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Two Non-AFM Orchestras Sign New Contracts with Pay Raises

January 20, 2017 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Two regional orchestras have signed new contracts with their musicians. The Naples (FL) Philharmonic players, who are not members of the American Federation of Musicians but bargain collectively, have ratified a five-year agreement six months … » Read
 

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Violin Casualties: Fire and Theft

January 19, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
About 4,000 violins have been destroyed in a fire at the Hora musical instrument factory in Reghin, Romania, according to The Strad . The blaze is thought to have been started by faulty electronic wiring; it took some 90 firemen to get it under … » Read
 

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Vinyl Sales Surging in the UK

January 19, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com from The Independent
In the UK, vinyl is catching up with digital. Last month, the Entertainment Retailers Association reported that sales of 12-inch vinyl records “outsold digital downloads for the first time this century” in 2015. Meanwhile, accounting … » Read
 

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Antitode to Inauguration: Aghan's First All-Female Orchestra

January 19, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
On Friday, as the United States inaugurates a president who demeans women and is supported by white supremacists, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, will host a ground-breaking concert by Zohra, Afghanistan’s first all-woman … » Read
 

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Trump Reportedly Aims to Cut NEA and NEH

January 19, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
The new administration plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, according to The Hill , and to “privatize” the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. This would fulfill a … » Read
 

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Chicago Lyric, Los Angeles Opera, Joffrey Ballet Announce Collaboration

January 18, 2017 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
A new production of Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice is to open the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2017-18 season, an unusual collaboration among the Lyric, the Los Angeles Opera, the Joffrey Ballet, and the Hamburg Ballet, whose artistic … » Read
 
 

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