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Philharmonia Baroque Cancels Fall Season; Moves Emphatically Online

July 8, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale (PBO) has cancelled all concerts through the end of 2020 and will instead present 2020/VIRTUAL , a robust series of online programs.  New Music Director Richard Egarr will headline one of the … » Read

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Foreign Students' Status Threatened by ICE

July 8, 2020 | Musical America
In what some perceive as a means of forcing schools to open in the fall, as per Donald Trump’s previously stated desire (not to mention his immigration policies), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced last night, July 7, that … » Read

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Muti Conducts 'Friendship' Concert in Ravenna

July 7, 2020 | Colleen Barry
RAVENNA, Italy — Nine musicians from the Syrian diaspora in Europe played Sunday in the 24th friendship concert conducted by Riccardo Muti, this year at the Paestum archaeological site in southern Italy, but the coronavirus pandemic blocked … » Read

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Toronto Symphony Cancels 2020-21, Makes Lemonade

July 7, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) has cancelled its 2020-21 season. “As devastating as it is to lose our subscription season,” the TSO’s CEO Matthew Loden noted in a press release, “we are also eager to find unique … » Read

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MA's Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams: July 6 to July 13

July 6, 2020 | 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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How the Met Is Coping

July 6, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In a piece focusing on the pandemic’s impact on the Metropolitan Opera, General Manager Peter Gelb tells a reporter that the company’s nightly streams have broadened its donor pool by nearly 30,000 and that April’s At-Home Gala … » Read

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UK Gov't Announces £1.57bn Support Package to Arts and Culture

July 6, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As they've watched their European counterparts slowly begin to open up post-lockdown, UK arts groups have increasingly despaired over the viability of their future without government intervention. Sunday evening, they got it, with the … » Read

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Dallas Mega-Church Spreads COVID-19 to Celebrate Pence and His Boss

July 6, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
On June 28, the First Baptist Church in Dallas, which boasts 14,000 members, celebrated Freedom Sunday, with Vice President Mike Pence as the featured speaker. The “freedom” being celebrated was an amalgam of religion infused with … » Read

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Verona Will Host Netrebko, Domingo, et al in July & August

July 2, 2020 | James Imam, Musical America
MILAN--In April 2016, the Verona Arena Festival, which has presented lavish productions in the world’s largest amphitheater since 1936, teetered on the brink of liquidation. Debts had spiraled from €17m in 2008 to €32m, largely as … » Read

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Will Orchestras Ever Be Able to Tour Again?

July 2, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Orchestras the world over are facing a number of challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. When and how to reopen concert halls and resume performances surely top the list, but close behind is the future for orchestral touring. … » Read

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