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Pam Tanowitz Wins Cage Cunningham Fellowship to Develop New Work

August 15, 2017 | Nicholas Beard,
Pam Tanowitz,'s New Artist of the Month for February, 2016, has been awarded a $50,000 Cage Cunningham Fellowship by the Baryshnikov Arts Center.  She is the second recipient of the award, which was established last year … » Read

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Charles Dutoit Awarded RPS Gold Medal

August 15, 2017 | Robert Egerton,
Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit has become the 103rd recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal, joining an esteemed roster of conductors, composers, and musicians. Perhaps not coincidentally, he is the current artistic director … » Read

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Philly O Gets $5M to Beef Up Organ Programming

August 8, 2017 | Susan Elliott,
The Philadelphia Orchestra will be expanding the use of its Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ as a direct result of a five-year, $5 million gift from the Wyncote Foundation. The instrument, which the orchestra describes as “the world’s … » Read

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25-Year-Old Brit Wins Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award

August 7, 2017 | Nicholas Beard,
British conductor Kerem Hasan, 25, has won the eighth annual Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award, the finals of which concluded over the weekend at the festival. Hasan and two other candidates, Marie Jacquot of France and … » Read

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KenCen Honors Cave to Pop Culture

August 4, 2017 |
In an opinion piece, Washington Post Art and Architecture Critic Philip Kennicott laments how the Kennedy Center Honors increasingly only celebrate “talent that has also received the benediction of our new age of consumer-driven … » Read

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OPERA America Announces Women Composer Grants

August 2, 2017 |
The commissioning fees for new operas by Laura Kaminsky, Missy Mazzoli, Nkeiru Okoye, Paola Prestini, and Sheila Silver, will be paid in part by OPERA America grants for women composers. The grants, totaling $100,000, are funded by the Virginia … » Read

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