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Capturing Maestro's Sound

February 20, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
One of the many appeals of Bradley Cooper’s Oscar-nominated film Maestro is the authenticity of its musical performances, most especially the recreation of the London Symphony Orchestra’s 1973 performance of Mahler’s … » Read

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St. Louis Symphony Rolls Out Its 145th Season

February 19, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The 2024-25 season of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO), the ensemble’s 145 th and Stéphane Denève’s sixth as music director, kicks off on Sept. 19 with the traditional free concert on Art Hill in Forest Park. Over … » Read

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Detroit Musicians Come to Contract Agreement Ahead of Schedule

February 19, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
For the fourth consecutive time, the Detroit Symphony and its musicians have reached a new contract in advance of the current agreement’s expiration next September. In a press release, the orchestra’s President and CEO Erik … » Read

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ENO Musicians, Mgmt. Compromise; Strike Cancelled

February 19, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The orchestra of ENO has voted to stop all strike action planned for the middle of February after management agreed to revise its plans to dismiss all the musicians before rehiring them as part-time employees for six months of the year. Going … » Read

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Stay of Execution for BBC Singers

February 19, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The BBC has announced that the BBC Singers will live on with ongoing financial support for staff from the BBC and educational support (as yet undefined) from the VOCES8 Foundation . The London-based group is both a performing entity and a … » Read

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San Francisco Ballet Gets $60M

February 16, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
San Francisco Ballet has received $60 million from an anonymous donor, the largest gift in its 91-year history and perhaps the single largest to any U.S. ballet company. The gift exceeds SF Ballet’s annual, $55 million budget and is a clear … » Read

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Maestro Onstage with Excerpts, Actors, & the New York Phil

February 16, 2024 | Ronald Blum, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Gushing after the New York Philharmonic performed Leonard Bernstein’s music, Bradley Cooper talked about creating the film Maestro  in hopes of drawing more attention to the composer and conductor. “Many … » Read

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Why Rhapsody in Blue Should Be Played "Fast and Loose"

February 15, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
On Feb. 12, 1924, New York’s Aeolian Hall, on West 43 rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, hosted the Paul Whiteman Band performing an “Experiment in Modern Music.” The concert drew the city’s musical glitterati: … » Read

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No-nonsense Lawyer Probes Labels' Royalty Payouts to Artists

February 14, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Musicians intent on receiving all the royalty payments they’re due often face obstacles when trying to determine exactly how much they are owed. Streaming companies, notorious for their meager payouts to all but a few stars, have made the … » Read

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Mid-budget Orchestra Announces Big-budget Venue Plan

February 14, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Columbus (OH) Symphony Orchestra has announced ambitious plans for a $275 million concert venue. Located on a 6.7-acre site along the Scioto River in the city’s downtown, the new 205,000-sq.-ft. building will include a concert hall … » Read

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