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Post Pandemic, Arts Groups See a Need to Change

October 20, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
A new study funded by the Wallace Foundation updates the views of the 25 organizations participating in the Building Audiences for Sustainability initiative, who were canvassed before the pandemic, 2016-2019. Wallace reports all were … » Read

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Manhattan School of Music's Artist Scholars, 2021-22

October 19, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Manhattan School of Music (MSM) has unveiled its 2021-22 roster of Artist Scholars—artists, activists, educators, and arts leaders who will share with students their experiences, expertise, and insights around artistry, creativity, and … » Read

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Women Conductors on the Rise--Thanks to Women

October 19, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
There is no denying that the outright misogyny that has characterized the classical music world for centuries is on the wane. But it is far too early to declare that women now enjoy equal access to the world’s orchestra podiums. The ongoing … » Read

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Centuries-old Boychoir Will Soon Admit (Gasp!) Girls

October 18, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
St. John’s College, one of the 31 colleges at the University of Cambridge, has taken a step forward in announcing that its choir will accept girls and women as of 2022. The Choir of St. John’s, with a history dating back to the 1670s … » Read

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The Future of the Music Biz Is About Tech, Not Art

October 18, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The time of year for predictions is fast approaching, and author, jazz critic, and music historian Ted Gioia decided to get a jump on the trend with his dozen predictions for the future of music. Record labels will stop developing new … » Read

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Promises, Promises: East London as a New Cultural Hub

October 18, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
On Oct. 14, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Rokhsana Fiaz, mayor of Newham, announced plans for transforming East London’s Royal Docks into a cultural quarter that would produce 35,000 jobs and 4,000 new homes while generating more than … » Read

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Dedicated Met Opera Concertmaster of 43 Years Dies at 89

October 15, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Raymond Gniewek, longtime concertmaster for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and, by all accounts, unique in his status as the best of his era, died on October 1 in Naples, FL, at the age 89. He was six weeks shy of his 90 th birthday. His family … » Read

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How Salonen and His Pack of 8 Are Reinventing the SFS

October 15, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Esa-Pekka Salonen arrived at the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) determined to shake things up. “I’m totally open to all kinds of new ideas,” he said in a recent interview. I’m dreaming of ways to put the orchestra in service … » Read

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Chicago Symphony Coming Attractions

October 14, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
With three successful live fall programs now completed, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has announced plans for the remainder of its 2021-22 season. Topping the list is the news that Maestro Riccardo Muti is scheduled for five residencies … » Read

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Music Rights and Political Campaigns: Protected in the U.K., Not in the U.S.

October 13, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
When British Prime Minister Boris Johnson took the stage for his keynote speech at the Conservative Party conference on Oct. 6 backed by the song “Blue Cassette,” he did so without permission from the tune’s creators, the indie … » Read

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