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Minnesota O Reports $8.8M Operating Deficit

December 5, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
To hear the leadership of the Minnesota Orchestra (MO) tell it, an $8.8m operating deficit for the 2019 fiscal year, the largest in the organization’s history, is nothing to worry about. President and CEO Michelle Miller Burns characterized … » Read

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Grand Teton Board Reverses Its Decision; Runnicles Will Return

December 4, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Grand Teton Music Festival’s Board of Directors has voted to re-invite Kristen Linfante, Juan de Gomar, and Jennifer Ross, the three musicians it “dis-invited” for their openly expressed disagreements with management. At the … » Read

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Stumbling Block for Classical Streaming Is More About Access than Education

December 3, 2019 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Here’s a shocker: When asked to name a classical composer they knew, 46 percent of Americans could not come up with a single one, according to a recent survey conducted by polling company YouGov and published by Primephonic . Among … » Read

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Musicians Losing Out on Direct-to-Stream Film Residuals

December 3, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The proliferation of film streaming services is good news for viewers eager for ever more content. It is not such good news for the musicians who create the soundtracks for movies such as Noelle , Disney Plus’s holiday comedy that went … » Read

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Idyllwild Arts Academy Names First Orchestra Programs Director

December 3, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Conductor/flutist Ransom Wilson and educator Gregory Robbins are the new director and associate director, respectively, of orchestral programs at California’s Idyllwild Arts Academy. Both are newly created, 12-month appointments. Wilson … » Read

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Hungarian State Opera House Renovation Incomplete

December 2, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Renovating a building like the Hungarian State Opera House (HSO), which dates from 1884, has a way of costing more and taking longer than originally anticipated. The Neo-Renaissance structure closed 18 months ago, and was scheduled to reopen in … » Read

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