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Industry News

Chicago Symphony Musicians Authorize a Strike

February 15, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
There was a time when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians were the highest paid in the land. In recent years, they have become only the third highest paid, after Los Angeles and San Francisco, where base wages are expected to reach $3570 per … »Read

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Sony Reissues The Black Composers Series

February 15, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Sony Classical’s recent reissue of the “Black Composers Series” is a timely reminder of the late Chicago conductor Paul Freeman’s contributions to promoting classical music written by African Americans. First released by … »Read

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American Ballet Theater to Perform on Cruise Ships

February 15, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Since modern cruise ships have come to resemble floating resorts in size and activity options, instability at sea is apparently no longer an issue. Perhaps that’s one reason the entertainment on Celebrity Cruises is soon to feature dancers … »Read

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Compensation for Arts Workers: Exploitation Is the Norm

February 15, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
A life devoted to the arts may offer many rewards. Sadly, a large income is very rarely one of them. ArtsPay 2018, a U.K. survey of pay and earnings in the cultural sector, suggests that expectations of long unpaid hours that “wouldn't be … »Read


Robert Ashley's Improvement: Deeper Listening Yields Rewards

February 15, 2019 | George Loomis, Musical America
At first impression, Robert Ashley’s style of vocal writing seems tantamount to simplicity itself. Text typically unfolds on a single pitch, like the reciting tone of liturgical chant, in a continuous flow that seems undifferentiated by … »Read


Something Missing in Kronos’s Otherwise Impressive “Music for Change”

February 14, 2019 | Clive Paget, Musical America
For more than 45 years, San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet has been one of classical music’s agents provocateurs. Early forays into musical agitprop would have to include George Crumb’s anti-war polemic, Black Angels , and to a lesser … »Read




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