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UNC School of the Arts Settles Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

May 20, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) has reached a $12.5 million settlement with 65 alumni who have accused school officials of ignoring sexual misconduct by faculty for almost five decades. Individual complainants will be … » Read

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Canberra Symphony Gets $4.1M

May 16, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Australia’s Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO), established originally as an amateur ensemble in 1950 and fully professionalized by the mid-1960s, has earned a national reputation for its commitment to performing works by Australian … » Read

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Hockney's Complex Turandot Gets Reassembled in LA

May 16, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The production of Puccini’s Turandot designed by David Hockney three decades ago will be revived for its Los Angeles debut at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on May 18. “We’ve been trying to program Hockney’s Turandot for 30 … » Read

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Peer Pressure Wins, Jerusalem Quartet Will Play

May 16, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
It looks like the Jerusalem Quartet will appear at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw after all. At least one of the two scheduled concerts will take place, on May 18 at 7 p.m. The May 16 event remains a casualty of the Concertgebouw’s initial … » Read

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An Orchestra Flaunts Its Nationalism

May 15, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Israel Philharmonic prides itself on being the primary musical expression of the nation’s identity. Launched in 1948, its roots were actually set in place 12 years earlier, when Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman formed the Palestine … » Read

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SC Phil Musicians to Play in Prison

May 15, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
In 2018, violinist Holly Mulcahy launched Arts Capacity , a nonprofit with the mission to bring recitals to Georgia’s Walker State Prison. “We discovered that it was a great place for them [the incarcerated] to share their emotions … » Read

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More Cuts to Music in Wales

May 14, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
“Significant financial challenges” may spell the end for many Saturday courses for learners aged 4–18 offered by the Junior Conservatoire of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD). The program currently serves 182 … » Read

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Post-pandemic Recovery Better for Classical Music than Some Theater

May 13, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
There is both good and bad news on the post-pandemic recovery of the arts. First the good: Jennifer Sowinski Nemeth, in a detailed 2023 report for JCA Arts Marketing, “Music organizations have seen stronger sales post-pandemic relative to … » Read

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The Rarest of Rare Slots

May 13, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The most competitive slot among music conservatory enrollment is probably that of the tuba student at Curtis Institute of Music. In any given year, only one of the school’s 160 enrollees is studying the instrument, and over the past 100 … » Read

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A New, Minimalist Ring, in Zurich

May 13, 2024 | Ronald Blum, Associated Press
ZURICH — In an age of radical reinterpretations, conductor Gianandrea Noseda and director Andreas Homoki created a counterrevolutionary version of Wagner’s four-night, 15-hour Ring Cycle that sparked 13 minutes of applause at the … » Read

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