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Thomas Adès Wins Sonning Prize

October 8, 2015 |
British composer Thomas Adès has received Denmark’s Léonie Sonning Music Prize, the fruits of which are a concert of his music with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble on October 8 (with the composer on … »Read

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Duke University Gets $25M for Arts Center

October 6, 2015 | Robert Egerton,
Carlyle Group Founder and CEO David Rubenstein has donated $25 million to Duke University, his alma mater, toward a new, $50 million performing arts center and the programming that will go into it. Rubenstein, who is chair of university and the … »Read

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On the Competition Circuit: Who Won What; Looming Deadlines

October 2, 2015 | Rebecca Schmid,
Canadian native Kevin Ahfat [pictured], 20, took top laurels in the first  Seattle Symphony Piano Competition . A student at Juilliard, he won over the jury with a performance of the Barber Piano Concerto described by the Seattle Times as … »Read




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Nureyev Foundation Gives $3 Million to Baryshnikov Center

September 30, 2015 | Robert Egerton,
As the Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) enters its tenth season as a home for dance on Manhattan's Lower West Side, news arrives that it has received a celebratory gift of $3 million from the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation to create the Rudolf … »Read

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Oper Frankfurt Named Opera House of the Year

September 30, 2015 | Larry L. Lash,
FRANKFURT -- Oper Frankfurt, along with Nationaltheater Mannheim, has been voted Opera House of the Year by critics from Opernwelt magazine. The former, on Willy-Brandt-Platz. also won the award in 2003. Bernd Loebe, Intendant of Oper Frankfurt … »Read

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NY Phil Opens Season with a $25 Million Boost

September 25, 2015 | Susan Elliott,
As the New York Philharmonic’s 174 th season got underway last night with all the accoutrements of a proper gala--including Lang Lang, the Grieg Piano Concerto, and a post-concert feast in a designer tent--it simultaneously announced a … »Read









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