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No Progress at Latest Baltimore Symphony Negotiations

June 24, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
A first negotiating session since the lockout on Friday between the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra management and the players did not go well. Players Committee Co-chair Brian Prechtl described it as having made “backwards progress.” … » Read

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City Opera in 2019-20: A Mere Shadow...

June 24, 2019 | Associated Press
The financially challenged New York City Opera will have another reduced schedule for its 2019-20 season: just two staged productions plus several concerts for a total of only nine or 10 performances. General Director Michael Capasso’s plan … » Read

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Artists File $100M Lawsuit Against UMG

June 24, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In a statement, Universal Music Group [UMG] has described The New York Times expose of the disastrous fire, alleged to have destroyed 500,000 recording masters, as filled with "numerous inaccuracies, misleading statements, contradictions and … » Read

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Concord Music Adds Key Russian Rep to Its Ever Expanding Catalog

June 21, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Concord Music Publishing has expanded its already considerable roster of music recording and publishing companies with the purchase of Sikorski Music Publishing Group. The Hamburg-based, family-run business is best known for holding the rights to … » Read

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Seattle Opera Welcomes King FM into Its Facility

June 21, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Some marriages seem made in heaven. Such is the case with the Seattle Opera and KING FM 98.1, which will be housed together in the opera's Seattle Center campus beginning in early 2020. Completed in December 2018, the Opera Center plan includes … » Read

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Do Trump's Border Watchdogs Have It Out for Artists, Too?

June 20, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Will foreign artists ever be able to perform in the U.S. again? Lately, it seems as if the U.S. Department of State is determined to discourage any performer or ensemble from applying for a visa to perform in the U.S., unless he or she has won a … » Read

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Four Movements, Four Maestros: Andrew Patner's Reviews of the CSO

June 20, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
A Portrait in Four Movements , a new collection of reviews of Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) performances by Andrew Patner, serves to remind us that a critic’s role can involve building up, not tearing down. Before his untimely death in … » Read

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Wiener Staatsoper to Launch New Young Artist Program

June 19, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Wiener Staatsoper is inviting singers born after January 1, 1990 who have “completed their vocal studies” to apply for its new Young Artists Program, set to launch in the fall of 2020. Deadline is next September 30 ( … » Read

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Teatro Regio Torino Intendant Booed at Season Launch

June 19, 2019 | James Imam, Musical America
Scenes of outrage erupted at the launch of the new season at Turin's Teatro Regio on Monday, with Mayor Chiara Appendino and Superintendent William Graziosi [pictured] booed and whistled at by a significant proportion of those present. It was "a … » Read

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CBSO Partners with Music School: A First for a U.K. Orchestra

June 19, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) are partnering to create a specialist music school, the first such partnership for an orchestra in Britain. “I can’t think of a better way to … » Read

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