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Remembering the American Symphonists

June 21, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Amy Beach, George Whitefield Chadwick, William Grant Still, John Knowles Paine--these long neglected turn of the 20th-century American symphonists (among other art forms) are on  The American Scholar’s list of “25 of the Very … » Read

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Cinci Symphony Nears Rights to Build Outdoor Venue

June 21, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
On Monday, June 18, the Cincinnati Symphony (CSO) took two big steps toward securing the right to build a new music venue on the riverfront at The Banks. Unanimous votes, first by three Hamilton County Commissioners and then by the Cincinnati … » Read

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Assessing the Philly O's Tour

June 20, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Late in May, the Philadelphia Orchestra set off on a tour that included several stops in Europe before concluding with a series of controversial performances in Israel. The tour, part of an effort underway for the past few years to heighten the … » Read

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Attracting Millenials: Milan and Paris's Tools of the Trade

June 20, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
There are glimmers of light in attracting millennials to the opera house, at least in Europe. La Scala’s Under30 program, in place since 2008, offers tickets at €20 ($23.22); on occasion, members can purchase three tickets for the … » Read

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Louisville O Aims to Return to the Good Ol' Days of Innovation

June 20, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Seven decades ago, the Louisville Orchestra (LO) was one of the most innovative ensembles in the U.S. Spurred by a $500,000 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, the LO founded First Edition records—a first for an American … » Read

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Is Springsteen Theater? Is SpongeBob Theater? Whither Broadway?

June 19, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
In a recent opinion column for The Stage , Richard Jordan, the U.K.-based award-winning theater producer, complains that transfers from the U.K. have dominated the American dramatic and musical theater scene during the past year. The phenomenon … » Read

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