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Detroit Symphony Is Luring Audiences Back

May 26, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The road back from the pandemic has been a challenging one for American orchestras. The New York Times reported this week that while attendance has begun to rebound, it still is no higher than 70 percent of capacity. The Detroit Symphony has been … » Read

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Most Valuable Non-players: Orchestra Librarians

May 25, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
In a windowless room one floor beneath the Orchestra Hall stage, three people are busy at tasks essential to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Absent the efforts of the CSO’s three music librarians—Carole Keller, Mark Swanson, and … » Read

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LA Phil Presents Six-hour Mattingly Mélange

May 24, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
It took composer Dylan Mattingly [pictured], working with Thomas Bartscherer, more than a decade to create the opera Stranger Love . On May 20, it took the composer’s 28-member ensemble Contemporaneous six hours to perform the work’s … » Read

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Do-it-yourself Opera Company Pries Open the Genre

May 24, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The period of time in an opera singer’s life between student productions and hoped-for roles with a major company can often be a professional desert, devoid of opportunities to perform. In 2019, three friends in Seattle—Christine … » Read

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Tina Turner, the One and Only, Dies

May 24, 2023 | Hillel Italie, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP)—Tina Turner, the unstoppable singer and stage performer who teamed with husband Ike Turner for a dynamic run of hit records and live shows in the 1960s and ’70s and survived her horrifying marriage to triumph in middle … » Read

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Two Key London Managements Become One

May 23, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
May must be management merger month: Ten days ago, ADA Artist Management joined forces with UIA Talent Agency , the former dropping its moniker, such that Manhattan-based UIA now has a roster of 250. This week, London-based Sulivan Sweetland and … » Read

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AGMA & Central City Finally Sign Contract

May 23, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
After six months of at times fractious negotiations , the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) and Central City Opera (CCO) reached a new, five-year collective bargaining agreement, which that took effect on May 19, two days before a preview … » Read

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After 2 Decade Hiatus, MET Orchestra Heads to Europe

May 23, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
For the first time in more than 20 years, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra will head to Europe this summer for five concerts, all under the baton of Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. “I am so delighted to lead these … » Read

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Philly POPS Adds to Lawsuit vs. Philly O and Kimmel

May 23, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Philly POPS has amended its lawsuit against the Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center Inc. (POKC), claiming POKC has a monopoly on programming and performances held at Verizon Hall. What appears to have been added is POKC's alleged control … » Read

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Paris Philharmonie to Introduce Vibrating Backpacks

May 22, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
When the 2023-2024 Philharmonie de Paris season begins, some patrons will be sporting the latest in concert attire, a vibrating backpack designed to aid those with hearing disabilities. Designed by SoundX, the device uses artificial intelligence … » Read

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