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Boston Phil Investigates 2nd Child Porn Case

October 15, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The leadership of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) has commissioned an independent investigation after allegations that a second employee has been involved with child pornography. Accused of sending “inappropriate’’ text … » Read

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Lyric and Its Musicians: Terms of the Deal

October 15, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As reported, Lyric Orchestra of Chicago and its orchestra have reached a contract agreement that extends for the next three seasons. The orchestra strike resulted in just three cancelled performances. Terms include reducing the orchestra by four … » Read

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New Arts Center Opens; Claims to Be the World's Largest

October 15, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
On Oct. 11, a ceremony and concert inaugurated the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) located in the international port city of southern Taiwan. Designed by the Dutch firm Mecanoo and set amid a 116-acre subtropical park, the … » Read

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Chicago Lyric, Musicians Reach Agreement

October 14, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
UPDATE: The contract has been ratified by the membership. Lyric Opera of Chicago has reached agreement with its orchestra musicians, as represented by the Chicago Federation of Musicians Local #10-208 (CFM), for a multi-year labor agreement … » Read

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Sinfonietta, Music Theater Wales Link Up; Opera Philly Too

October 12, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
A new partnership announced between Music Theater Wales (MTW) and the London Sinfonietta promises to create and tour new musical theater throughout the U.K. The Sinfonietta will perform in all MTW productions and help choose repertoire and … » Read

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'Spectacular Banalities': Albert Barnes on Mahler's Symphonies and Other Sacred Cows

October 12, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
During the 1920s, Albert Barnes took time out from amassing his unparalleled collection of art to share his unfiltered opinions about music with the Philadelphia Orchestra’s music director Leopold Stokowski. Your programs, opined Barnes, … » Read

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