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New App Enables Isolated Musicians to Play with Others

June 4, 2020 | Brian Wise, Musical America
As the coronavirus has turned many orchestral and chamber musicians, professional and otherwise, into solitary creatures of their living rooms, a new app has arrived on the U.S. market to help re-create the experience of making music in community … » Read

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New Chief Exec for Academy of Ancient Music

June 4, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Cambridge-based Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) has named a successor to Alexander Van Ingen as chief executive, effective September 1. He is John McMunn, current general manager of the London period instrument and choral ensemble Gabrieli. As … » Read

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South Korean Theaters, Halls to Shutter--Again

June 4, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The perils of reopening concert venues too soon are now evident in South Korea. The appearance of several new coronavirus infection clusters in Seoul has forced the government to reinstitute strict social distancing regulations. In May … » Read

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Raiding the Endowment: Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

June 4, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The crushing financial consequences of the pandemic are leading many not-for-profit institutions to contemplate a step that in normal times would be strictly off limits. One of their world’s prime directives is the inviolability of … » Read

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Cellist André Emelianoff Dies at 78

June 4, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Cellist André Emelianoff died on May 30 after a decade-long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. He was 78. A prominent international soloist and new-music proponent, he was a 30-year member of the Naumburg Award-winning DaCapo … » Read

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Kennedy Center Dims Its Lights in Honor of George Floyd

June 3, 2020
As the White House continues to fan the flames of divisiveness, the Kennedy Center has dimmed its lights for nine days in honor of the last nine minutes of George Floyd’s life. It is one of many solidarity statements among cultural groups … » Read

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Vienna Staatsoper Opens for Concerts, June 8-28

June 3, 2020 | Larry L. Lash, Musical America
VIENNA-- After 90 days of closure, the Vienna Staatsoper will re-open on June 8 for 14 concerts.  Audiences will be limited to 100 and required to wear masks prior to taking their seats.  The House on the Ring hasn’t been closed … » Read

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CDC Removes Warning Re Singing and Covid-19 Spread

June 3, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
About 54 million Americans sing in choruses. Any one of them wanting to know whether it’s safe to continue doing so amid the pandemic will receive little clear direction from the scientific community. Early evidence suggested that singing … » Read

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Take Heart: Live Summer Performances That Will Happen

June 3, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Last week the Vienna and Berlin philharmonics both announced upcoming summer performances, along with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Leipzig Gewandhaus. The Salzburg Festival has a 30-day event planned for August, and the Lucerne Festival is … » Read

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Theater at the Drive-in? Maybe Not So Bad

June 3, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
As people of a certain age can attest, a drive-in theater can provide the opportunity for some of life’s most uplifting moments. But in the opinion of the prominent Czech theater critic Marie Reslova, it is not the place for live theater. … » Read

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