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Author of California's AB5 Backpedals

February 17, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The rule of unintended consequences is apparently catching up with California’s new law AB5. Intended to prevent companies from exploiting independent contractors by preventing them from receiving minimum wage, overtime pay, and … » Read
 

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Baltimore Symphony Rolls Out Its 5-Year Plan for Survival

February 14, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has announced a five-year plan to achieve financial sustainability, greater artistic excellence, and broader community engagement. Developed with input from former Senator Ed Kasemeyer, Chairman of the State … » Read
 

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SphinxConnect 2020: Envisioning the Dream

February 14, 2020 | Rosalyn Story, Musical America
When the Sphinx Organization began in the 1990s, the African American and Latinx presence in American symphony orchestras was minimal; representation in each group hovered around 1 or 1.5 percent. When the League of American Orchestras published … » Read
 

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NZ Radio Backs Down from Dropping Classical

February 13, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Radio New Zealand (RNZ) has beat a hasty retreat from plans announced last week to remove Concert , its classical music broadcast, from its FM frequency and replace it with youth-oriented programming . Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern admitted to … » Read
 

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Met Opera Announces 2020-21

February 13, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Did the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic announce their 2020-21 seasons on adjacent days on purpose? Perhaps Lincoln Center’s biggest real-estate holders aren’t in touch; in any case, it’s a lot of important … » Read
 

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NY Phil in 2020-21: The New Regime Stokes the Flames

February 12, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Two years from now the New York Philharmonic will be an orchestra on the move, literally, as the reconstruction of David Geffen formerly Avery Fisher formerly Philharmonic hall gets underway. In the meantime, it continues its forward momentum … » Read
 
 

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