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Pierre Boulez to Get Lifetime Achievement Award

December 19, 2014 | Nicholas Beard,
Pierre Boulez, distinguished conductor, composer, father of modernism,  is to be recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Recording Academy – the outfit that bestows the Grammy Awards. He has earned 26 of them, for … »Read

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Competitions: Our (Mostly) Biweekly Roundup

December 19, 2014 | Rebecca Schmid,
Filmmakers with an interest in classical music have until March 1 to submit a short entry to the first annual Sight of Sound Film Competition , sponsored by the Dallas Chamber Symphony. Contestants may choose one of nine required musical … »Read

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Segerstrom Foundation Gives $2M for School's Music Wing

December 16, 2014 | Robert Egerton,
The Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) in Santa Ana, CA, has received $2 million from the Segerstrom (as in Segerstrom Center for the Arts) Foundation to help support completion of the new music wing. The 12,000-square-foot Hal and Jeanette … »Read




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Curtis Institute Gets $11.5 Million

December 15, 2014 | Robert Egerton,
Nina Baroness von Maltzahn, chair of the Curtis Institute board of directors since June, has donated $11.5 million to the school: $10 million to establish the Nina von Maltzahn President's Chair, currently held by Roberto Díaz, and $1.5 … »Read

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Hottest Party of the Season: Musical America 2015 Awards

December 12, 2014 | Susan Elliott,
NEW YORK -- In what has come to be known as the industry’s annual holiday party, Musical America hosted its 54 th annual awards ceremony last night in Manhattan, a happy mix of artists, managers, public relations representatives, and … »Read

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LSO's Donatella Flick Conducting Competition Lauds First Woman

December 10, 2014 | Robert Egerton,
The 2014 Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition has been won by 28-year-old Elim Chan, who becomes the first woman winner in its 24-year history as well as the London Symphony Orchestra’s first female assistant conductor. She succeeds … »Read









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