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Philly O Honors Longtime Musicians & Retirees

June 3, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
In a special ceremony during the June 1 concert in Verizon Hall, the Philadelphia Orchestra honored nine of its musicians for their contributions to the organization. Violist Marvin Moon [pictured], a member of the orchestra since 2007, received … » Read

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Nodding to ACE, English Touring Opera Exits London

May 31, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
In Autumn 2024, the English Touring Opera is relocating from its current home base in London to a new hub in Sheffield as part of Arts Council England’s effort to transfer operations of several arts organizations outside the nation’s … » Read

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Buffalo Catholic Diocese Cancels Gay Men's Chorus Concert

May 31, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Claiming that the group’s “values are inconsistent with Catholic teaching,” the Diocese of Buffalo recently canceled a concert by the Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus scheduled for June 9 at the upcoming Summer Choir Festival … » Read

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SF Opera Prepares for the Tragedies of Innocence

May 30, 2024 | Mike Silverman, Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP)—An uneasy orchestral prelude sets the mood: muffled percussion, brooding woodwinds, anguished strings. The curtain rises and the first voices we hear are of two young men cowering in the shadows. “I … I … » Read

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New Opera Takes on the Underbelly of Opioid Marketing

May 29, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Galloping Cure , a new opera under development by John Berry, former artistic director of English National Opera, promises a degree of timeliness absent from most modern works. The crisis of opioid addiction kills thousands of people every … » Read

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Juilliard Chooses Resident Graduate String Quartet

May 29, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Juilliard School has selected the Katarina String Quartet as its next graduate resident string quartet, with its two-year residency beginning in September and extending through spring 2026. The Canadian foursome—violinists Jeanel Liang … » Read

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Head Phones, Ear Buds, and Gen Deaf

May 29, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
We live in an increasingly noisy world, a state of existence exacerbated by our embrace of earbuds and headphones. Last year over half a billion pairs of headphones were sold, a number almost twice that of a decade ago. Many people wear earbuds … » Read

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At 75, NYC Ballet Is in Peak Form

May 28, 2024 | Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP)—The New York City Ballet is on a roll, celebrating its 75 th anniversary with artistic and fiscal health, much credit due to its artistic leaders of the past five years, Jonathan Stafford and Wendy Whelan. The two, both former … » Read

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Justice Dept. Sues Live Nation/Ticketmaster

May 27, 2024 | Mae Anderson, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP)— The Justice Department sued Ticketmaster and its parent company last week,  accusing them of running an illegal monopoly over live events in America and asking a court to break up the system that squelches competition … » Read

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Homeless Man Sues Classical Music Blaster

May 24, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
All Bruce Gaylord, currently living in a homeless encampment in San Rafael, CA., wanted was a good night’s sleep. But on Friday, May 17, the neighboring East Bay Tire Company had introduced a machine that alternately broadcast loud security … » Read

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