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Choir in Spain Rehearses, Most Members Become Ill with Covid-19

September 25, 2020
MADRID (AP) — At least 30 of 41 members of a gospel choir in northeastern Spain have contracted coronavirus following a rehearsal indoors with little air circulation, local authorities and the chorus say. The River Troupe Gospel, a … » Read
 

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Symphony Musicians Reaching Out, in Homes, Hospitals, Backyards

September 25, 2020 | Jim Salter
O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra can’t give concerts in Powell Symphony Hall due to coronavirus restrictions, so musicians are taking performances straight to patrons — even to their homes. The … » Read
 

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Lyric Opera Hijacks a Garage for Its New Season

September 25, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
While the coronavirus will prevent the Lyric Opera of Chicago from presenting a traditional mainstage season at the Civic Opera House no earlier than 2021, a series of imaginative programs will ensure that the company remains an important … » Read
 

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Met Opera Revenue Losses Reach $150M

September 24, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
A recent New York Times article contained some Met Opera numbers that have not been disclosed elsewhere. Those include a whopping $150 million in revenue losses—half the company’s annual budget—as a result of the 3,800-seat … » Read
 

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Planned Lang Lang Film Raises Hollywood Hackles

September 24, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Oscar winners Ron Howard and Brian Glazer are teaming up to direct and produce an as yet untitled film based on Journey of a Thousand Miles , the memoir by Lang Lang. “[His] story is one of determination, passion, sacrifice, and finding the … » Read
 

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Carnegie Hall Oct. 7 Opening Remains a Gala, Albeit Virtual, Affair

September 24, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Carnegie Hall’s October 7 opening night gala, announced in January , will be a unique experience this year, requiring no advance reservation and no best-clothes-out-of-the-closet attire. It will be virtual, of course, a pre-recorded … » Read
 

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Will U.K. Musicians Quit the Profession? New Study Says Many Will

September 23, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The pandemic’s impact on the U.K. music industry is so devastating that one third of British musicians are considering giving up their careers. A survey of 2,000 members of the Musicians’ Union also found that half are currently … » Read
 

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LA's Inner City Youth Orchestra Subject of a New Disney Film

September 23, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The story of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and its founder, artistic director and longtime conductor Charles Dickerson III, a  Musical America Top 30 for 2019, will become a live action feature film from Disney. Founded in … » Read
 

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Vienna Opera Ball Cancelled for Covid-19

September 23, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Witnessing a recent resurgence in Covid-19 cases, Austrian officials have cancelled the annual Opera Ball, scheduled for February 2021. "This decision was not an easy one for us," Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) told the Austrian Press … » Read
 

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Metropolitan Opera Cancels 2020-21; Announces 2021-22

September 23, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Metropolitan Opera may have set a precedent for New York City’s performing arts organizations today, by announcing the complete cancellation of the 2020-21 season. Simultaneously, it has announced some ambitious and very politically … » Read
 
 

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