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Out-of-the-bubble Guest Artists Can Put an Orchestra at Risk

January 21, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
For the few major orchestras that are attempting indoor performances, some with limited audiences—Houston, Dallas, Minnesota, and Utah among them—the amount of caution exercised to protect employees, including daily Covid tests for … » Read

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Hong Kong Phil Gets $6M from Longtime Corporate Sponsor

January 21, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Hong Kong Philharmonic has announced the continuation of its 15-year sponsorship by Swire Pacific Limited, securing $6 million as of April 2021, the biggest corporate grant in the orchestra’s  history. Swire is a vast, Hong Kong based … » Read

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SFS Launches New On-Demand Streaming

January 21, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
On Feb. 4 the San Francisco Symphony will launch SFSymphony Plus, a membership-based streaming service offering original digital content, including all-new SoundBox programs and CURRENTS episodes, as well as other special projects. “The … » Read

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OSL Announces New Season, DiMenna Center Turns 10

January 21, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) has released the schedule for its Wednesday Night Series--three groups of programs, each with a different host, streamed live from its DiMenna Center for Classical Music, which celebrates its tenth … » Read

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Reps of 14 Major U.S. Orchestras Honor the New President & Vice President

January 20, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The day has finally arrived. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are to be sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States by, respectively, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Harris is the … » Read

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LA's Swed Joins the Culture Secretary Bandwagon

January 20, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Does the U.S. need a cultural czar—a Secretary of Culture to represent and promote the arts and humanities at the highest governmental level? Mark Swed, music critic for the Los Angeles Times makes the case for one, though he’s … » Read

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New Recordings of Old Rep. A List.

January 19, 2021 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Performances have come to a halt in most places, but new releases continue apace. Socially distanced and virtual collaborations have allowed for some chamber-music sessions to proceed, while many labels are still issuing a backlog of material … » Read

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In Converting Music Venues to Vaccine Sites, IATSE Says, 'Let Us Help.'

January 19, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
A proposal from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) suggests converting Broadway theaters, dance centers, arenas, and concert halls, all shuttered during the pandemic, into COVID vaccination sites and putting union … » Read

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More Evidence for Link Between Music Study & Academic Achievement

January 19, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Martin J. Bergee set out to disprove the much-vaunted link between music education and increased academic performance in a range of disciplines, only to discover just how strong these relationships really are. The professor of music education and … » Read

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MA's Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams, Jan. 18-25

January 18, 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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