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New Streaming Marathon Launches March 27

March 25, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Friday, March 27 at 6 p.m., cellist Jan Vogler and a group of about 30 can't-stop-the-music artists launch Music Never Sleeps NYC , a 24-hour stream of live performances. The current roster of participants includes, to name a few, Adele Anthony, … » Read
 

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Two Orchestras Fall to COVID-19

March 25, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The symphony orchestras of Oregon and Winnipeg have laid off their musicians, conductors, and staff in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “What we're staring down between now and the end of June is a $5 million loss,” Scott … » Read
 

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The 2019-20 Season: Who's Cancelled, Who's Holding On. Updated 3/27

March 24, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The spread of COVID-19 shows no signs of slowing down in the U.S in the next several months. Now that the New York Philharmonic has bitten the bullet and cancelled the rest of its season, chances are good that most other orchestras will follow … » Read
 

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$75m Fund Launched for NYC Arts and Social Services

March 24, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
A who’s who from New York’s philanthropic community is coming together to create the NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund. The $75m Fund, launched on Mar. 20, will provide grants and loans to small and mid-size social service and … » Read
 

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Atlanta Opera Costume Shop Jumps in to Save Lives

March 24, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Atlanta Opera and Grady Health System are partnering to produce medical masks that can be used in local hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Late last week, the Opera’s CEO Tomer Zvulun [pictured] pitched the idea to John Haupert, … » Read
 

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Michael Kaiser: How to Save Your Organization in a Time of Crisis

March 24, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Almost all of the nation’s 200,000 arts and cultural organizations have been stopped dead in their tracks by the coronavirus pandemic. And the longer it persists, the greater the damage. The average museum and performing arts group has less … » Read
 

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Report from the Trenches IV: Classical Movements

March 24, 2020
Musical America's continuing series of life in the classical music diaspora. Today’s report comes from Neeta Helms, CEO of Classical Movements, which puts orchestras and choirs on tour across 145 countries. Our three to five full-time staff … » Read
 

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Cleveland O Cancels Season; Welser-Möst Sends Message of Encouragement

March 24, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Now that the  New York Philharmonic has cancelled the rest of its season, other major orchestras are following suit. Today’s addition, announced within moments of the Philadelphia Orchestra announcing 2020-21 , is Cleveland. “In … » Read
 

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Spoleto Festival 2020 Cancels

March 24, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Spoleto Festival, scheduled for May 22 to June 7 in historic Charleston, SC, has been cancelled—for the first time in its history. General Director Nigel Redden ticked off the key losses: Omar , the new opera by Rhiannon Giddens with … » Read
 

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OPERA America Cancels Annual Confab--Its 50th

March 24, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
OPERA America has cancelled its annual conference—it’s 50 th --scheduled for May 13 to 16, in Seattle, WA (of all places). “In light of our plans to celebrate our anniversary and look to the future in the city of our founding, … » Read
 
 

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