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Programming as an Artform at London Phil

July 16, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
As artistic director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Elena Dubinets is walking a tight rope, trying to expand the classical canon while offering enough standard fare to keep longtime patrons happy. “We have to do both,” she … » Read

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An Historic Pipe Organ Gets Restored and Rehoused

July 16, 2024 | Corey Williams, Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) — A massive pipe organ that underscored the drama and comedy of silent movies with live music in Detroit’s ornate Hollywood Theatre nearly a century ago was dismantled into thousands of pieces and stashed away. The Barton … » Read

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LACO Taps Inaugural Creative Partner

July 16, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Lara Downes, a Musical America Top 30 Professional for 2021 , is the first-ever creative partner of the Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) as of July 1. Downs is a celebrated pianist and recording artist with a deep commitment to arts advocacy and … » Read

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Open Air Concerts in London and Berlin Attract 30,000

July 16, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
On Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, German auto maker BMW joined up with the London Symphony Orchestra and Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden for a series of open-air concerts that together attracted more than 30,000 music lovers. The … » Read

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Bill Viola, of 'The Tristan Project,' Dies at 73

July 16, 2024 | Associated Press
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Bill Viola, a video artist who collaborated with director Peter Sellars on a groundbreaking production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde originally seen in Los Angeles, Paris and New York, has died at age 73. … » Read


Novel Double Bill: The Prisoner Meets the Medium

July 15, 2024 | Wynne Delacoma, Musical America
CHICAGO—Thank heaven for not-so-grand opera. Grand in the financial sense, that is. Of course who doesn’t thrill to a stage-filling Triumphal March or a lavishly hellish Nibelheim? But in recent months, local opera companies with … » Read

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Out of Italy: Meyer Gets a New Gig

July 15, 2024 | Associated Press
ROME (AP) — Dominique Meyer has been appointed executive director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, effective July 15, the orchestra’s board of trustees said on Friday. Meyer, however, will remain superintendent of Milan's … » Read

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Will SFSymphony Cut Its Chorus Pros to Save $$?

July 15, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
One of the several steps the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) is considering to try to right its financial ship is the reduction of the annual budget of its chorus by 80 percent, from $1 million to about $200,000. The choral group is composed of over … » Read

Contests & Awards

Newly Named Foundation Gives ROH £10 M

July 15, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Royal Opera House has received £10 million from the Julia Rausing Trust, one of the first recipients from the newly established foundation, now a distinct entity from the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust. Ms. Rausing died in April at age 63 … » Read

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The Visa Quagmire Prevents Cultural Exchange

July 15, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The festival season in the U.K. presents yet another example of the difficulties visiting artists face when trying to obtain a visa. Tales of program changes necessitated by a scheduled performer’s inability to enter the country are … » Read

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