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Competitions: Recent Winners; Fast Approaching Deadlines

January 20, 2017 | Brian Wise,
Marian Anderson’s name has made headlines lately, not only because the late contralto will soon appear on the $5 bill , or because she has been cited in the contentious debate over inauguration performances (she sang at both Dwight D. … » Read

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Hewlett Foundation Sets Up $8 Million Commissioning Fund

January 11, 2017 | Susan Elliott,
Bay Area nonprofit organizations listen up: The Hewlett Foundation has announced a five-year, $8 million program that will fund performing arts commissions and their premieres for Bay Area organizations. Hewlett plans on supporting 50 commissions … » Read

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Pacific Symphony Gets $1.2M for Chinese-American Outreach

January 5, 2017 | Nicholas Beard,
California’s Pacific Symphony has received its second $1.2 million grant from the James Irvine Foundation’s New California Arts Fund (NCAF) toward further community engagement with the local Chinese American community. The orchestra, … » Read




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Musicians on the Queen's New Year's Honors List Include Bryn Terfel

January 4, 2017 |
The 2017 Queen Elizabeth II New Year honors list—1,195 actors, athletes, musicians, and even a glass blower—boasts quite a number of musicians. Among them are Evelyn Glennie, who receives the highest honor, as a member of the … » Read

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Stephen Hough Lauded by Aussies

December 20, 2016 | from Limelight
Stephen Hough, master pianist, writer, artist, and all-‘round smart and kind human, has been named International Artist of the Year by Limelight magazine’s readers. The tribute article puts him in a very special club, along with the … » Read

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U of Rochester Gets $5M for New Performing Arts Programs

December 15, 2016 |
The University of Rochester has received a commitment of $5 million from two graduates, Edgar and Lusette Smith class of '72, to establish an endowed fund for the performing arts that bears their names. Monies will support performing-arts … » Read









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