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MA's Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams, July 26-August 2

July 26, 2021 | 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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Forced to Find Gainful Employ, Some Musicians May Never Return

July 26, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
While the pandemic was hard on all classical musicians, its ill effects were particularly cruel for free-lance instrumentalists and singers who lacked the support, meager though it often was, that most full-season performance groups were able to … » Read

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Study Reveals the Vaccination Conundrum Facing Orchestras

July 23, 2021 | Clive Paget, Musical America
The League of American Orchestras has partnered with WolfBrown’s Audience Outlook Monitor to survey potential audience members about their current willingness to return to live events. The results make for sometimes uncomfortable reading … » Read

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Finally, Maryland Gives Baltimore SO $1.5M to Continue Turnaround

July 22, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The state of Maryland has given the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra $1.5 million, the first instalment of a multi-year bridge of support. The monies were appropriated to the BSO as a result of legislative actions by the Maryland General Assembly in … » Read

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BBC Upgrades Proms in Bid for Full Houses

July 22, 2021 | Clive Paget, Musical America
The BBC Proms has announced that it will put all of its remaining tickets on sale for this summer’s classical music festival. Up until now the organization had made just 1,000 seats available while it waited for the U.K. Government to … » Read

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Wallace Foundation Announces $53 Million for Organizations of Color

July 21, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Wallace Foundation has announced a five-year initiative that will focus on arts organizations of color. Based in New York City, the philanthropic Foundation  has a mission to foster equity and improvements in learning for young people, … » Read

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St. Louis Symphony to Spend $200,000 on Diversity

July 21, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has announced it will commit a total of $200,000 in raised funds to increase its outreach to Black audiences and musicians. The organization has pledged $160,000 that it has received from the Bayer Fund to support a … » Read

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Met goes Offstream as Bayreuth Comes On

July 21, 2021 | Clive Paget, Musical America
After 16 months of keeping opera lovers afloat through lockdown, New York’s Metropolitan Opera has declared that its nightly streaming program will come to an end this Sunday, July 25. The decision comes as this year’s Bayreuth … » Read

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East Meets West in a Bicoastal Orchestral Youth Residency

July 20, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
In a unique musical partnership, the East Coast’s New England Conservatory Preparatory School and the California-based LA Phil YOLA National Institute have partnered to develop a bicoastal summer institute for young musicians. The two-week … » Read

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Toy Keyboards and a Day at the Beach Headline BAM’s Fall Program

July 20, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) has announced a fall 2021 program helmed by the U.S. premiere of Sun & Sea , the theatrical installation-cum-opera that carried off the top prize at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Other key productions from around … » Read

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