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Berlin's Opera and Concert Halls Shuttered

January 15, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Berlin's Senator for Culture Klaus Lederer has declared all concert halls and opera houses shuttered at least until Easter (April 4), according to Word arrives just a few days after Konzerthaus Dortmund (Germany) announced the results … » Read

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Ft Worth Op Ties Gala to Black History Month

January 15, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
On Feb. 21, the Fort Worth Opera will celebrate Black History Month with “A Night of Black Excellence: Past, Present, and Future,” a virtual benefit concert featuring an all-star lineup. Among the singers appearing will be Patrice P. … » Read

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Astral Artists Names New Exec Director

January 15, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Astral Artists, a by-audition management company specializing in emerging classical artists, has named Lourdes Starr-Demers as executive director, succeeding Julia Rubio, who left in October 2019 to join the Merakey Foundation. Founder Vera … » Read

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APAP 2021 Deemed a Success

January 15, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
A conversation with artist and humanitarian Yo-Yo Ma was the capstone event on Jan. 12, the closing day of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) annual conference. Ma told attendees, “I’m thinking of all of you as … » Read

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Met Musicians Ask for Muti's Support

January 15, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
At the request of the musicians of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Riccardo Muti has penned a letter, “To the Concerned Citizens and Supporters of the Arts,” on the letterhead of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, of which he is music … » Read

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Good News from New Aerosol Study: 50% Capacity Is Safe, with Conditions

January 14, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
A new study from Germany on the spatial dispersion of aerosols offers some cause for optimism about a return to live performance. On three dates in November, the Fraunhofer Heinrich Institute Goslar and ParteQ took extensive measurements in the … » Read

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Vasily Petrenko Gets Key Moscow Post

January 14, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Russian conductor Vasily Petrenko would seem to be the maestro of the hour, having just added a fourth key position to his CV. Today, the Russian Ministry of Culture named him artistic director of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia … » Read

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Kosman: Now Is the Time for the Gov't to Step In

January 14, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
During the Great Depression more than 80 years ago, the Works Progress Administration created employment opportunities for millions of Americans, tens of thousands of whom were painters, writers, composers, performing musicians, theater … » Read

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New Paris Opera Chief Takes On Political Correctness and Sparks Fly

January 14, 2021 |
Rana Moussaoui
Has the rarefied world of French ballet come under the sway of American-style cancel culture? The new director of Paris Opera, home also to France's top ballet company, has been accused of political correctness gone mad for appearing to suggest … » Read

Contests & Awards

Midori Among KenCen 2021 Honorees

January 13, 2021 |
WASHINGTON (AP) — Five months after they were postponed because of the coronavirus, the annual Kennedy Center Honors are coming back in May, possibly in a series of small events, organizers announced Wednesday. This year’s recipients … » Read

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