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Daniel Harding to Exit the Podium for the Cockpit for a Year

January 17, 2020 | Susan Elliott Musical America
Daniel Harding, just on the heels of a guest podium appearance with the New York Philharmonic, will take a year’s sabbatical from conducting to focus on his other career, as a pilot. (He earned his license about four years ago.) The music … » Read
 

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One Week from the Grammys, Academy's CEO Suspended

January 17, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Grammys will go on as planned next week, but the organization that presides over and in some cases decides them, is in crisis. Having responded to former Recording Academy President Neil Portnow’s much publicized comment in 2017 that … » Read
 

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MD Governor Blocks $1.6m to Baltimore Symphony--Again

January 17, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Even with having secured $7.25 million in private monies to help stabilize its finances, the Baltimore Symphony is still at the bottom of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s list for a promised $1.6 million from the state. His attempt to block … » Read
 

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Franz Liszt Chamber Ensemble Names Artistic Director

January 17, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Cellist István Várdai is to be the artistic director of the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (FLCO), a new concept for an ensemble whose history has seen its leaders either within the group and/or with visiting soloists, a stellar … » Read
 

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Not All Berliners Are Thrilled with Domingo's Appearances There

January 17, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Plácido Domingo appeared last night at the Berlin Staatsoper in Traviata , but some were not happy about it and protested outside the hall. He is still scheduled to sing there next Tuesday as well. There have been calls from Pro Quote … » Read
 

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Missouri Would Censor Books, Jail Noncompliant Librarians

January 17, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
A Missouri state representative has introduced a bill that would remove state funding from any public library that allows minors to access "age-inappropriate sexual material." “I want to be able to take my kids to a library and make sure … » Read
 
 

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