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Study Seeks Ways to Keep Students Performing -- Together

August 13, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
A coalition of over 125 performing arts organizations--ranging from Opera America and the National Association of Teachers of Singing to Athletes and the Arts and the Oahu Band Directors Association—is researching the effects of COVID-19 … » Read

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Box Office Opens at New Live Concert Streaming Platform

August 13, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The box office for a new online live concert platform,, is officially open, with tickets for the inaugural, August 22 concert by cellist Jan Vogler and pianist Hélène Grimaud going for $25. Artists set their own … » Read

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NY Phil, SFS Play for Audiences of One to Five

August 13, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Classical musicians on opposite coasts in the U.S. are taking music to the public in an intimate, up-close-and-personal manner in an effort to keep their art alive while awaiting the pandemic’s end and the opportunity to once again come … » Read

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Houston Grand Goes All-Digital in 2020-21

August 12, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
As an antidote to the cessation of live performances necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, the Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is going digital in a big way. From Sept. 2020 through April 2021 the company, in collaboration with the Austin Opera, … » Read

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Six Non-white Artists Talk to the Issue, Favor Blind Auditions

August 12, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
There is no hiding the fact that American orchestras have a “diversity deficit.” In 2014 African American and Latinx musicians comprised just 2.5 percent of professional orchestra members in the U.S. Orchestral programming mirrors … » Read

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Tulsa Opera Plays Ball with Rigoletto

August 12, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Tulsa Opera will open its 2020-21 season on October 9 with a new Rigoletto , staged on the local, Tulsa Drillers' ONEOK ballfield, which, even with proper social distancing, can accommodate a crowd of 2,700. Baseball fans are encouraged to … » Read

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Montreal Symphony Takes Over the Airport Parking Lot

August 11, 2020 | Eric Thomas
MONTREAL -- Music lovers streamed into an airport parking lot, socially distancing in cars to listen to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra play Beethoven, Ravel, and Mozart in between flights taking off. "I normally spend a lot of time either in … » Read

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MA's Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams, August 10-17

August 10, 2020 | Clive Paget, Musical America
We will be updating this list weekly. Please note that all times are given in U.S. Eastern Time (ET). To calculate in other time zones or counties, British Summer Time (BST) is currently five hours ahead of ET and Central European Time (CET) is … » Read

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Update: Recent Recordings of Note

August 10, 2020 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Halfway through this most unusual summer, the new releases keep coming. Below is a selection of highlights, including Mahler symphonies, choral rarities, and plenty of anniversary-year Beethoven. June 5 Mahler : Symphony No. 7 Minnesota Orchestra … » Read

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Yannick Leads Philly Students in Live Stream Tomorrow

August 10, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
On Aug. 11, the second edition of Philadelphia’s All City Orchestra Summer Academy (ACOSA) concludes when the Mann Center’s Facebook page posts the students’ performance of the “Farandole” movement from Bizet’s … » Read

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