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A $50,000, 210-Instrument, Bonafide Sound Machine

May 11, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Rube Goldberg had nothing on Dustin Hurt and his Bowerbirds presenting organization. Over 210 musical instruments unearthed in pawnshops and antique stores commingle with common household objects like rolling pins and mallets to create a … »Read

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Article on the MET Orchestra Made No Mention of James Levine

In what both the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall describe as a sin of omission, rather than commission, an article in the print version of Carnegie Hall’s April Playbill previewing the MET Orchestra concerts on May 18 and 30 and June 5 … »Read

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American Ballet Theater Announces New Push for Women Choreographers

May 10, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In the world of dance, works by women choreographers are as rarely programmed by the major companies as works by women composers are by the major operas and orchestras. American Ballet Theater has come up with a new scheme to help fix that: the … »Read

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Young Composers Turn to DIY Opera

May 9, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The economics of creating and presenting new operas are daunting, and more often than not necessitate established opera companies to fall back on the “ABC’s” ( Aida , Bohéme , and Carmen , or “Anything But … »Read

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Kansas City Star Lays Off Newsroom Staff

May 8, 2018
In yet another indication of the challenges facing print journalism, the Kansas City Star has announced plans to lay off 10 newsroom employees, including arts writer/editors. The move is part of a larger reorganization by McClatchy. Last week the … »Read

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Opera Pros Disagree on Meanings of "Diversity" and "Heritage"

May 7, 2018 | Ken Smith, Musical America
MADRID – Last month, more than 300 opera professionals from 38 countries made their way to the Teatro Real for the inaugural all-inclusive World Opera Forum to discuss the future of the art form. Any gathering expansive enough to include … »Read




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