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Louisville O Heads Underground with Yo-Yo & Davóne

February 1, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
On April 29, members of the Louisville Orchestra and their Music Director Teddy Abrams ( Musical America 2022 Conductor of the Year ), along with bass-baritone Davóne Tines ( MA 2022 Vocalist of the Year ), the Louisville Chamber Choir, a … » Read

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California to Strut Its New-Music Cred with Statewide Festival

January 31, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
California’s three biggest orchestras--The Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony—have announced a new festival of music composed in the last five years that “resonates” with the history … » Read

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Gardner & the LPO Tackle Elgar and Neglected Tippett

January 30, 2023 | Clive Paget, Musical America
LONDON--The London Philharmonic Orchestra has an enviable track record when it comes to Elgar’s First Symphony. In the 1960s and 70s, LPO recorded it twice under Principal Conductor Sir Adrian Boult, and in 1975 did so again under his … » Read

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Barber's Vanessa Highlights Spoleto 2023

January 30, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The 47 th season of Spoleto Festival USA will run May 26-June 11 with more than100 events in venues throughout Charleston, SC. The second iteration under Mena Mark Hanna, CEO and general director, opens with a concert celebrating the late Geoff … » Read

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San Francisco Opera's 101st Season

January 27, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Still currently in its centennial season, the San Francisco Opera has announced the launch of its second century as of September 2023, running through June of 2024 with a number of works new to the house, three of them co-productions. Those are … » Read

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New Opera to Incorporate the Music of 19th-century Barbadian Enslavement

January 27, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
In March, noted British baritone Peter Brathwaite will present Insurrection: A Work in Progress— a new opera based on the music of his Barbadian ancestors -- in “semi-staged sharings” among school and community groups throughout … » Read

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Minnesota Orchestra Closer to Shedding Pandemic Debt

January 27, 2023 | Sarah  Shay, Musical America
The annual report for the fiscal year 2022 brought good news for the Minnesota Orchestra. The ensemble’s first full season of post-pandemic performances produced an operating deficit of $656,000. This represented a marked improvement over … » Read

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ACE Promptly Rejects New Plea from Major UK Opera Cos.

January 26, 2023 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The U.K.’s leading opera companies—Glyndebourne, Royal Opera House, Opera North, English National Opera (ENO), English Touring Opera and Welsh National Opera—have issued an appeal to Arts Council England (ACE) for the … » Read

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What's New in the Press Office?

January 25, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Metropolitan Opera’s press department, which falls under the jurisdiction of Marketing and Communications, headed by Assistant General Manager Gillian Brierley, is looking rather different than it did before Dan Wakin arrived one year … » Read

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Orchestra with $2.3M Budget Gets a $2M Gift

January 24, 2023 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO), with a core of nine professional musicians and an annual budget of $2.3 million, has received a contribution of $2 million from native son and billionaire Dean Buntrock, founder and longtime chief of … » Read

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