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Chicago Opera Theater Gets $1.5 M

July 24, 2015 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
The Chicago Opera Theater has been given $1.5 million from two of Chicago’s most active philanthropists, the largest contribution the company has received in its 42-year history. $1 million of the monies are intended as matching funds, the … »Read
 

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Janine Jansen Lauded by Bremen Musikfest

July 20, 2015 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Dutch violinist Janine Jansen has won the 2015 Bremen Musikfest Award, to be bestowed during this year’s festival, which runs from Aug. 29 to Sept. 19. In its citation, the jury noted, ‘‘As a soloist and as a chamber musician … »Read
 

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Operalia Won by Romanian Tenor, Norwegian Soprano

July 20, 2015 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Winners of the 2015 Operalia Competition were announced Sunday, capping three days of rounds among 40 quarterfinalists, witnessed by a 14-member United Nations of Opera jury (list below). Competition founder and chief sponsor Placido Domingo was … »Read
 

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Willie Nelson to Receive Gershwin Prize

July 17, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Iconic singer, songwriter, and occasional rebel Willie Nelson is  to receive the 2015 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian of Congress James Billington called him “a musical explorer, redrawing the boundaries … »Read
 

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Competitions, Coming and Going

July 17, 2015 | Rebecca Schmid, Musicalamerica.com
Attention composers, performers, and educators: The Longy School of Music of Bard College invites you to help mark its centenary by submitting a video with an original piece of music . The submission, due Aug. 26, must be 100 seconds or under in … »Read
 

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KenCen Honors 2015: Musicians Rule

July 16, 2015 | Robert Egerton
The Kennedy Center Honors class of 2015 was announced yesterday: Director George Lucas, actresses Rita Moreno and Cicely Tyson, singer Carole King, the Eagles, and Seiji Ozawa. The gala tribute performance is scheduled for Dec. 6 in the KenCen … »Read
 
 

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