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Krzysztof Penderecki Dies at 86

March 29, 2020 |
Monika Scislowska, Associated Press
WARSAW, Poland — Krzysztof Penderecki, an award-winning conductor and one of the world’s most important contemporary classical music composers whose works have featured in Hollywood films like The Shining and Shutter Island , died … » Read

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Minnesota O Cancels Tour of Vietnam, South Korea

March 27, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Minnesota Orchestra has cancelled its summer tour of South Korea and Vietnam, scheduled for June 21 to July 3. The tour was to honor restored diplomatic relations with Vietnam and Music Director Osmo Vänskä’s recent … » Read

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What the CARES Act Means for the Arts World

March 27, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
With the much-anticipated Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, due to be passed into law by Congress and signed by the White House presently, the federal government is now poised to join the relief effort. The 883-page bill … » Read

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Updated 3/27: Guide to COVID-19 Relief Funds for Musicians

March 27, 2020 | Brian Wise, Musical America
A growing number of organizations are providing relief funding to performing artists who have lost income due to cancelled concerts, teaching jobs, and recording sessions since the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Below are some of the more … » Read

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Scottish Opera Trucks Help Out During COVID-19 Crisis

March 27, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Scottish Opera’s production of Britten's A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been postponed, due to the coronavirus crisis, but the company is making itself useful in the meantime. Just as the Atlanta Opera is using the skills of its … » Read

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Updated March 26: MA's Free Guide to Free Streams

March 26, 2020 | Clive Paget, Musical America
We will be updating the following list periodically. As of March 26, there are many new entries from specific organizations, which are listed at the end. Please note that Central European Time (CET) is currently six hours ahead of U.S. Eastern … » Read

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Verbier Festival Cancelled

March 26, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Switzerland’s Verbier Festival, scheduled for July 17 to August 2 and encompassing some 60 mainstage concerts by major artists, has been cancelled. Located in the Swiss Alps, the 26-year-old event has also long included a robust training … » Read

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Report from the Trenches V: Conductor/Organist Kent Tritle

March 26, 2020
Kent Tritle is director of Cathedral Music and organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan; director of choral activities at the Manhattan School of Music; organist of the New York Philharmonic; music director of Musica Sacra … » Read

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Banff Center Lays Off 75% of Its Staff--Perhaps Temporarily

March 26, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
In the midst of what would normally be a very busy conference season, the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity has laid off 400 people, about 75 per cent of its workforce. “The funds we need to do all our arts and leadership activity comes … » Read

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U.K. Arts Groups Get $200m Gov't Support Package

March 26, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Arts Council England (ACE) has created a £160m ($188.8m) emergency fund to help organizations, freelancers, and individual artists weather “[the] massive and unsustainable loss of revenues” due to the coronavirus pandemic. … » Read

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