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'New Works, Bold Voices' at OTSL

June 18, 2021 | George Loomis, Musical America
For  New Works, Bold Voices Lab , one of four principal offerings of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s Covid-tailored outdoor season, the company commissioned an evening of three premieres (seen on June 12), each lasting less than 30 … » Read

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The BSO in 2021-22, Live and In-person

June 18, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Concerts in the first seven weeks of the Boston Symphony’s 2021-22 season, announced today, will have no intermissions, a (hopefully) last remnant of Covid-19 precautions, along with touchless ticketing and an updated ventilation system in … » Read

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Dobson Pipe Organ Builders Destroyed by Fire

June 18, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
On June 15 a fire destroyed Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, one of the nation’s leading builders of the instruments for churches, schools, and concert halls around the world. Located in Lake City, 70 miles northwest of Des Moines, the company … » Read

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Philly O in Partnership with Its Landlord

June 18, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Kimmel Center and The Philadelphia Orchestra are combining forces to create a new parent company, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc., with the orchestra’s President and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky as overseer. The new … » Read

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Chicago Symphony's 2021-22 Sampler

June 16, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
As if to reassure us that it will, indeed, offer a full 2021-22 season, and that Riccardo Muti is still, indeed, its music director, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced the first few programs of its next season, packaging it as a … » Read

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Springfield (MA) Symphony, at War with Musicians, Struggles to Return

June 16, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO), Massachusetts’ largest such ensemble outside of Boston, is in the midst of labor negotiations that will likely make or break the upcoming season. The musicians’ contract expired in August of … » Read

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MacKenzie Scott Gives Unrestricted Millions to Sphinx, Dance Theater of Harlem, Others

June 16, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
MacKenzie Scott, currently the nation’s most generous and influential philanthropist, has announced a new round of grants totaling $2.74bn to 286 organizations—among them major universities, distinguished arts groups, and nonprofits … » Read

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Berlin Phil in 2021-22: A Lost Generation Rediscovered

June 15, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
For the Berlin Philharmonic’s 2021-22 season, which launches at the end of August, Chief Conductor Kirill Petrenko has chosen the theme “Lost Generation,” focusing on composers whose voices were silenced by the Nazi takeover in … » Read

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Verdi Conservatory Students Adjust to Pandemic Restraints

June 15, 2021 | Colleen Barry, Associated Press
MILAN (AP) — Before the pandemic, students at Italy’s oldest and largest music conservatory were always told to move “closer, closer, closer” when they played together. “Because you need to hear each other,″ … » Read

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Delayed Opening in UK Leaves the Entertainment Biz 'Devastated'

June 15, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
For purveyors and fans of live music and theater in the U.K., a four-week delay in response to the appearance of the more transmissible Delta variant of Covid-19 has pushed  opening for live performances from June 21 to July 19. Lucy Noble, … » Read

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