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A Ticket to a DSO Concert Buys a Free Covid Test

January 17, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Those attending a Dallas Symphony Orchestra concert at the Meyerson Symphony Center can now take a pre-performance rapid antigen Covid-19 test onsite at no cost. “Our intention is to have the safest environment we can and to have people … » Read

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Arkansas Symphony to Build a New, $9M Music Center

January 14, 2022 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra has announced plans for a $9mn state-of-the-art, 20,000-sq.-ft. music center to be located adjacent to the Clinton Presidential Center. For the past two years the ASO has been raising money behind-the-scenes. With … » Read

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San Antonio Musicians Propose Concessions to Return to Work

January 14, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The union representing the musicians of the San Antonio Symphony, who have been on strike  since September 2021, have proposed returning compensation to 2019 levels, the last time both sides ratified a collective bargaining agreement. The … » Read

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Orlando Launches Its Brand New Concert Hall Mid-Covid

January 14, 2022 | John Fleming, Musical America
ORLANDO – Steinmetz Hall has been a long time coming. First proposed in the 1990s, the development of a first-class venue for classical music, opera, and dance in downtown Orlando had to overcome many delays, detours, and doubts through the … » Read

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San Francisco Symphony & Other Cancellations

January 13, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The San Francisco Symphony cancelled its matinee concert on Thursday, 30 minutes before the downbeat. Results from the morning’s routine Covid tests among the musicians had apparently just come in and so the decision had to be made at the … » Read

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Terry Teachout Dies at 65

January 13, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Terry Teachout, biographer, playwright, journalist, blogger, and longtime theater critic for the Wall Street Journal , died the morning of January 13 while visiting a friend in Smithtown, NY. He was 65. His death was first reported in the … » Read

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Elbephilharmonie Turns Five, Celebrates with Special Programming

January 12, 2022 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
January 11 marked the fifth anniversary of the opening of Elbphilharmonie Hamburg , an architectural marvel that has elevated the cultural profile of this northern German city internationally. Since 2017 its performance halls have hosted about … » Read

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Covid Cancellitis as of 1/11/22

January 11, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As anticipated, the Cleveland Orchestra has cancelled its tour of Southern Florida, scheduled for January 21-29, starting at the Adrianne Arsht Center in Miami and traveling to the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, and Symphony Hall at … » Read

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WFMT to Broadcast Weekly China Performing Arts Center Series

January 10, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Chicago-based WFMT Radio Network launched its first broadcast of the China National Center for the Performing Arts (CNCPA) on January 6, the first of 13 new two-hour programs to be aired until March 31. A coproduction of the network and the … » Read

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Ireland to Pay an Hourly Wage to Arts Workers

January 10, 2022 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Republic of Ireland is finalizing plans to provide a basic income for as many as 2,000 people working in the arts. The idea was the top recommendation from an arts and culture taskforce established to determine how best to respond to the … » Read

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