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Stranded in Paris, the Boston Symphony Makes Lemonade in Amsterdam

September 19, 2018 | William J. Cole, Associated Press
The Boston Symphony Orchestra might want to consider naming its next album Songs in the Key of A -- as in airport, abandoned and Amsterdam. The renowned orchestra very nearly missed the last stop on its 12-concert, eight-city European tour when … »Read

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Toledo Symphony, Ballet to Merge

September 19, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Effective January 1, 2019, the Toledo Symphony and Toledo Ballet will merge under a new organization, the Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts, or T.A.P.A.  The two boards will combine, the 38 trustees of the symphony with the 15 of the … »Read

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2 More Major Competitions Conclude, 1 Without a First Prize

September 19, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
As previously reported , Estonian cellist Marcel Johannes Kits won first prize in the cello category of the  George Enescu International Competition last week in Bucharest, Romania. He wins €15,000 and a future performance at the Enescu … »Read

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Countdown to O18 and the Effort to Avoid 'Sophomore Slump'

September 19, 2018 | Mike Silverman
PHILADELPHIA — When Opera Philadelphia launched a radical new programming format last year, general director David Devan knew there was "a potential for an emperor has no clothes." The idea was to create a festival of innovative work that … »Read

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7 New Players in the Cincinnati Symphony Include 3 Principals

September 19, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Cincinnati Symphony has a number of new players arriving this season as it capitalizes on a 2015 campaign to fund 14 endowed chairs and bring the orchestra back up to its full complement of 90 players. It is now at 87 and auditions are … »Read

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Thorny Issue 101: The Aging Orchestra Musician

September 19, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Knowing when to retire often carries with it the implied acceptance of diminished skills. This is especially true in the orchestra world, where the value of accumulated wisdom must be weighed against the inevitable decline in a musician’s … »Read




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