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Austria's Grafenegg Festival Maintain's 2020 Dates, Rolls Out New (Live!) Program

June 5, 2020 | Larry L. Lash, Musical America
VIENNA –The Grafenegg Festival 2020 will take place as scheduled, with some adaptations to meet the safety requirements of the COVID-19 virus. Its 32-hectare (about 80 acres) outdoor campus, dominated by the open air Wolkenturm, enables … » Read

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Its PPP Funds Running Out, Seattle Opera Furloughs 60 Percent of Staff

June 5, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
With its season scheduled to begin on August 8, its hardly a surprise to learn that the Seattle Opera has cancelled the opening double-bill of Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci ; tickets sold will automatically be transferred to an August 2021 … » Read

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Report: U.K. Performing Arts Won't Survive Without Government Support

June 5, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
A report issued after a summit meeting of leaders in the U. K. theater industry warns that in order for the sector to survive, the British government must invest £300m ($378m) for every three months venues are closed. The report also called … » Read

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Warner & Its Owner Give $100m to Fight Racism, Violence

June 5, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Leaders in the entertainment industry are putting their money where their mouths are in response to the furor following the murder of George Floyd. Warner Music Group and the Blavatnik Family Foundation (Leonard Blavatnik purchased Warner Music … » Read

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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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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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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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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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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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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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