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$10M Gift Will Go Toward a New Home for USM School of Music

September 22, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The University of Southern Maine has received a $10 million donation—its largest ever—to build a home for its school of music on its Portland campus. The gift, from local philanthropist D. Suzi Osher, combined with an earlier one of … » Read

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Venice Heralds Its Return with a Floating Violin

September 22, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Grand Canal in Venice has been the waterway for myriad vessels for well over a millennium. But Sept. 17 was the first time that a gigantic violin carrying a string quartet playing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons made the journey. Noah’s … » Read

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San Antonio Musicians Reject Management's 'Final' Offer

September 21, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
As previously reported , the San Antonio Symphony’s historic financial issues show no signs of abating; the musicians have been performing live since last February (this is Texas, after all) under contract terms renegotiated for 2020-21 … » Read

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Strike at Strathmore Forces Baltimore Symphony to Change Venues

September 21, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
A labor standoff between the Music Center at Strathmore and the union representing its ticket sellers has led the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) to move concerts scheduled on Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 from the suburban Washington venue to the … » Read

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Linc Inc Touts Pandemic Silver Linings

September 20, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
In an interview, Lincoln Center’s Leah Johnson--executive vice president and chief of communications and  marketing, as well as  advocacy officer—finds much good to say about the impact of pandemic on the 16-acre complex. … » Read

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Philly Arts Groups Celebrate Reopening at Kimmel Center

September 20, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
On Sept. 18 the Kimmel Center’s “Arts Launch 2021” brought together about 50 arts groups to remind Philadelphians that the city’s cultural life is coming back to life after the pandemic. Some 5,800 visitors attended the … » Read

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Ojai Launches 2021 Festival; Reveals 2022 Music Director

September 17, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As it launches its 75 th edition this weekend under Music Director John Adams, the Ojai Music Festival and Artistic/Executive Director Ara Guzelimian have laid out plans for 2022, to be under the musical direction of the American Modern Opera … » Read

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COT Mounts Genderfluid Carmen

September 17, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Carmen is not the first opera that comes to mind when mezzo-sopranos Jamie Barton and Stephanie Blythe square off opposite one another singing lead roles. But in the Chicago Opera Theater’s (COT) gender-bending new semi-staged production of … » Read

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APAP to Distribute Up to $50,000 Each to 50 Presenters

September 17, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
A grant of $3M from The Andrew W. Melon Foundation will enable The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) to assist members and their artist/ensemble partners to reopen venues, resume touring, and re-engage with audiences. “At … » Read

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Met Opera to Stage Anthony Davis's X

September 17, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
NEW YORK--With its first opera by a Black composer premiering ten days from today, the Metropolitan Opera has announced its second, coming just two years from now: Anthony Davis’s X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X , just two years after … » Read

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