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Brit Trade Group Study Shows Music Ed in Schools Is Ever-shrinking

March 13, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The state of music education in the western world is generally dismal, but the British seem to take special pleasure in conducting studies and writing letters of protest to drive home the point. The most recent example is a survey by the British … »Read

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Muti Smiles for the Cameras, Reiterates, "I am with the musicians."

March 13, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
“Usually, when there’s a labor issue, the music director is nowhere to be found.” So Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Robert Chen tells the Chicago Tribune in an article covering the striking musicians picketing … »Read

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How to Be a Groupie with Your Favorite Orchestra or Ballet Company

March 12, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
So you want to travel with an orchestra or a ballet or theater company? Step one is to take out your checkbook and make a contribution—usually at least $2,500—to your favorite one and be prepared to pay for your travel, lodging, and … »Read

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Lineup for 2020 Piatigorsky Cello Fest Announced

March 12, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic recently announced plans for the third Piatigorsky International Cello Festival. Scheduled for March 13 to 22, 2020, the quadrennial, 42-event … »Read

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Philadelphia O and Musicians Sign New Contract Ahead of Schedule

March 12, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As the Chicago Symphony Orchestra announces the cancellation of all concerts through March 17, due to the musicians’ strike (with Music Director Riccardo Muti now joining the players’ picket line outside Orchestra Hall), the … »Read

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Lay-Offs at San Francisco Opera

March 11, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Last week, an article in The New York Times bore the title, Thousands of Millionaires Are About to Eat San Francisco Alive . “They want cars," it stated. "They want to open new restaurants. They want to throw bigger parties. And they want … »Read




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