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Cleveland O Will Return to Blossom, Complete with Conductor Debuts

April 13, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
After more than a year, the Cleveland Orchestra (CO) will resume performing before a live audience in July at the 2021 Blossom Music Festival, the orchestra’s summer home in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. “After what has been a … » Read

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Update: New Artist Roster Signings

April 13, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Tomáš Netopil,  general music   director of the Aalto Musiktheater and Philharmonie Essen, has joined the HarrisonParrott roster for worldwide management. He was formerly with IMG Artists. The principal guest conductor of … » Read

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Dallas Opera Joins the Truckers

April 13, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Joining the  Dallas Symphony’s concert truck and the New York Philharmonic’s soon-to-be-revived Bandwagon , the Dallas Opera introduces OperaTruck, a converted 18-wheeler flatbed that will transport “family-friendly” … » Read

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French Horn as a Key to Gabby Giffords' Recovery

April 13, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Ten years ago, Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was among 19 people shot outside a supermarket in Tucson. Six died. Giffords survived, and was sent to the Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) at Memorial Hermann Medical Center in … » Read

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MET Orchestra Musicians Head to Texas

April 12, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Texans and New Yorkers may seem strange bedfellows—especially politically—which makes the Dallas Symphony’s invitation to the Met Opera Orchestra musicians for a literal play date, full-pay and all expenses paid, that much more … » Read

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Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams, April 12-19

April 12, 2021 | Clive Paget, Musical America
We will be updating this list weekly. Please note that all times are given in U.S. Eastern Time (ET). To calculate in other time zones or counties, British Summer Time (BST) is currently five hours ahead of ET and Central European Time (CET) is … » Read

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Luisi to Be Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony

April 12, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra has announced Fabio Luisi as its new chief conductor, beginning his three-year contract in Sept. 2022. He has appeared frequently with the ensemble since his debut in 2001. He will succeed Paavo Järvi, in … » Read


New ROH Brecht-Weill Double Bill Reflects on Gender Politics, 21st-century Style

April 12, 2021 | Clive Paget, Musical America
London’s Royal Opera House will finally reopen with socially distanced audiences on May 17. In the meantime, it continues its rewarding series of live streamed events with this April 9 double bill of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s … » Read

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One Year & a Steep Learning Curve Later, a Covid-Crushed Choir Returns

April 12, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
In March of 2020, the Skagit Valley Chorale in northwestern Washington State offered a foretaste of the impact of the pandemic that has thus far taken more than 561,000 American lives. Sixty-one of the group’s 120 members assembled on the … » Read

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LA Phil to Reopen the Hollywood Bowl in May

April 9, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In another truly positive and hopefully not premature sign of the recovery from the pandemic’s shutdowns of the past year, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has announced the reopening of the Hollywood Bowl and the Ford—its two outdoor … » Read

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