Contests & Awards

Major Competitions Head to Cyberspace (& Beyond!)

March 5, 2021 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Three prominent music competitions have announced major adjustments this week. The biannual Menuhin Competition , based this year in Richmond, VA, will be fully online and remote, with competition rounds and various other events streaming May … » Read

Industry News

U.K. Opera Cos. Face the Post-pandemic Challenge

March 5, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
As theaters and concert halls across the U.K. anticipate a possible reopening date of May 17 and a return to full capacity by June 21, new post-pandemic challenges face administrators who have grown accustomed to life online. Nowhere is this … » Read

People in the News

BAM Names Three Execs as Interim Prez

March 5, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The departure of Katy Clark as president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in November has necessitated the expertise of three individuals to step into her position, at least on an interim basis. Each is already part of the BAM staff, each … » Read

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Teen Tubist Joins the Milwaukee Symphony

March 5, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
When Robert Black signed up to be one of 62 musicians auditioning for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s open tuba position in 2019, his expectations were modest. "My kind of goal,” he tells a reporter, “was if I can advance … » Read

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Vaccine Passports: The Pros & Cons

March 4, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
As efforts to vaccinate the American public against Covid-19 gain momentum, performing arts leaders in Chicago are quietly discussing reopening their venues for audiences that have already been inoculated. Chris Jones, a critic for the Chicago … » Read

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In Detroit, Classical Music Meets VR via Ted

March 4, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In March of 2020, when theaters and concert halls shut down, performing arts groups, eager to stay in front of their patrons, began the steep climb up the learning curve to streaming their wares. By late spring, most were on board, or getting … » Read

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Philly O and JUNK Reunited

March 4, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Philadelphia Orchestra is welcoming back Brian Sanders’s JUNK, a company of aerialist dancers who wowed Philly O audiences several years ago with a performance of Romeo and Juliet . Their latest collaboration—the 13-movement … » Read


The United States vs. Billie Holiday: The Star Is Bright, the Film Is Not

March 4, 2021 | Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
Billie Holiday has always been a monster of a role. Diana Ross tackled her on film and Audra McDonald did it on stage. Now it’s time for Andra Day — a singer and actress perfectly named to play Lady Day — and she shines. … » Read

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Critic's Advice: Use Those Boos Sparingly

March 4, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
To boo or not to boo? That is the question vexing Joshua Kosman, music critic for the San Francisco Chronicle . Writing in a confessional mode, he recalls “the first and last time that I ever did such a thing [booing].” His … » Read

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Glimmerglass 2021 to Go Al Fresco

March 3, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
From July 15 through August 17, the Glimmerglass Festival will present a program of opera and music theater at a newly created outdoor stage on the vast Glimmerglass grounds in upstate New York. “While this move outdoors is primarily for … » Read

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