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National Symphony Hires More New Players--16 in Three Years

September 6, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Gianandrea Noseda is wasting no time in reshaping the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO). Now entering his third season at the NSO’s artistic helm, he has brought in 16 new musicians, five of whom start this season. Succeeding Barry Hearn as … » Read

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Philadelphia's Love the Arts Program Loses Funder and His Largesse

September 6, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The death of noted philanthropist H. F. “Gerry” Lenfest in August 2018 has brought an end to the “Love the Arts in Philadelphia” marketing program. Over almost 20 years, Lenfest’s foundation had given $24 million to … » Read

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International Cultural Building Down in the West, Way Up in China

September 5, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The third annual Cultural Infrastructure Index reveals that $8b was spent on the construction of 148 new museums and cultural institutions in 2018. This figure represents an almost 20 percent drop from last year’s total of $9.9b , which … » Read

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Baltimore Symphony Musicians' Surprise Announcement

September 4, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Just to ensure major confusion among Baltimorians, the Baltimore Symphony musicians yesterday announced a free concert for the afternoon of September 14—not to be confused with the official Baltimore Symphony season opener (or … » Read

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Westminster Choir College Continues the Fight for Its Princeton Campus

September 4, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Westminster Foundation--the group of alumni and faculty that has been most vigilant in the effort to keep Westminster Choir College alive and well and continuing to operate on its longtime Princeton campus—has announced a … » Read

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Portland Opera Abandons Summer Season Experiment

September 3, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Portland (OR) Opera is abandoning its experiment of moving the season to the summer months and going back to its longtime fall to spring schedule. Sue Dixon, external affairs chief who has been serving as interim since general director … » Read

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