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Peking Opera Launches U.S. Tour

August 21, 2014 | Patricia Reany, Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) --With a troupe of nearly 90, including musicians, elaborately costumed singers, and actors, the Jingju Theater Company of Beijing launched a brief U.S. tour last night in the former New York State Theater. The tour, which … »Read
 

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Pittsburgh Symphony on Road to Financial Recovery

August 21, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com from Tribune-Review
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is on the mend financially, according to a recent audit. Net assets climbed by $23.6 million in 2013, a representative of accounting firm Schneider Downs tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review . “By almost any … »Read
 

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Musicians Protest Maestro's Firing

August 21, 2014 | Susan Elliott
Last week, the board of directors of the Vallejo (CA) Symphony let longtime Music Director David Ramadanoff go after 32 years, saying it was “time for a change” but insisting that his dismissal had nothing to do with financial … »Read
 

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Met, Stagehands Come to Terms

August 20, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
As anticipated, the Metropolitan Opera and IATSE Local One, the union representing the company’s stagehands, reached an agreement early Wednesday morning, assuring that the Met will open as scheduled on Sept. 22. Eight smaller unions, such … »Read
 

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Musicians and Their Addictions

August 20, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
A new program set to air on BBC television Aug. 27 documents the Addicts Symphony, a group of musicians who suffer or have suffered from substance abuse. Ten musicians are profiled, and the program, titled after the group, captures a live … »Read
 

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Met, AGMA, Musicians Reach Tentative Deals

August 18, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
The Metropolitan Opera and two of its largest unions, Local 802 of the musicians' union and the American Guild of Musical Artists, have reached tentative labor deals. The federal Mediation and Conciliation Service announced the agreements early … »Read
 
 

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