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MA's Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams, April 19-26

April 19, 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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Shanghai Symphony "Red Tour" Honors Centennial of Communism in China

April 19, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
As U.S. orchestras celebrate the ability to perform in their own concert halls—if they’re lucky--with audiences capped at 15-20 percent capacity, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) launches a national tour to full houses, … » Read

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LA Phil Embraces Dudamel's New Job

April 19, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Gustavo Dudamel is adding to his already impressive professional portfolio with his acceptance of the position of music director of the Paris Opera, effective Aug. 1, 2021 for a six-year term. Over 352 years old, the Paris Opera includes two … » Read

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New Study: Streamed Arts Performances Here to Stay

April 16, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
A new study conducted by U.K. audience survey research firm Indigo indicates that two thirds of arts users engaged with a new artform via streaming since the onset of the pandemic. The company reports that, since March, 2020, it has canvassed … » Read

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Tonight on PBS: The Philly O's 'Love Affair' with China

April 16, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
As tensions between the U.S. and China grow more threatening, it becomes more important than ever to identify areas of positive relations between the two. One place would be the almost 50-year love affair between the Philadelphia Orchestra and … » Read

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Detroit Symphony Celebrates 10 Years of Webcasting

April 16, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
When the pandemic halted performances before live audiences and orchestras had to turn to webcasting to continue to engage their audiences, no ensemble was more experienced and better prepared than the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO). … » Read

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New York Philharmonic, Live at the Shed

April 16, 2021 | Ronald Blum, Associated Press
Esa-Pekka Salonen walked on stage to join the New York Philharmonic, which had not gathered before an audience for exactly 400 days. “On behalf of all us on stage, welcome back,” the conductor told the crowd Wednesday night. “We … » Read

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The Greening of Lincoln Center Plaza

April 15, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
As part of Lincoln Center’s Restart Stages initiative, the set designer and MacArthur “Genius” grantee Mimi Lien will transform Josie Robertson Plaza into “The GREEN,” a 14,000 sq. ft. park. Lien will use SYNLawn, a … » Read

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How Spotify Has Revived Profits for Recorded Music (If Not Its Creators)

April 15, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
During the first decade of the 21 st century, the American recorded music industry was on the ropes. The culprit—peer-to-peer file-sharing platforms like Napster and Limewire that caused U.S. recorded-music revenues to drop from an all-time … » Read

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Small Music School Gets Millions

April 14, 2021 | Associated Press
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former East Carolina University music instructor who promised the school a $500,000 gift actually has left more than ten times that total, which boosts the number of scholarships the school of music can award, … » Read

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