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Plans Announced for a Cuban American Youth Orchestra

October 18, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As the Trump administration seeks to restrict travel to Cuba, one piece of his predecessor’s more open policy appears to have made an impact that may last into the future. When the Minnesota Orchestra made its historic trip to Havana in … » Read

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For the Saint Louis Symphony, It Was a Very Good Year

October 18, 2017 | by Nicholas Beard, Musical America
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's fiscal year closed on August 31 and, at its annual meeting on Monday, SLSO announced that it had its first operating surplus of the century on a budget of $30.3 million. Its endowment has reached $214 million, and a … » Read

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Puerto Rico Symphony Will Perform Gratis for Local Citizenry

October 18, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
On Friday the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert in San Juan’s symphony hall. The orchestra’s conductor, Maximiano Valdés, told WBUR ’s Simón Rios, “Our idea is to play for those who … » Read

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Venezuelan Prez Cancels Simón Bolívar Symphony Tour

October 17, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
For the second time in less than two months, the increasingly repressive government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has cancelled an orchestra tour that was to be led by Gustavo Dudamel. In August, he cancele d the National Youth … » Read

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The End of the Critic=The End of 'Civilized' Journalism

October 13, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
In a recent article in The Guardian , writer Peter Preston argues that critics—of film, music, theater, and art—help “civilize journalism.” He goes on to lament their disappearance from the pages of newspapers. In rapid … » Read

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Fort Worth Opera Cancels the Main Event

October 13, 2017 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Citing cost concerns, Fort Worth has cancelled the production of Das Rheingold planned for next season, which now takes the form of a festival, scheduled to run April 27-May 18, 2017. It was one of just three operas planned. The other two, Astor … » Read

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