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Philly Arts Groups Set to Get Unexpected City Funds

November 22, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
About 15 of Philadelphia’s major arts and cultural institutions may receive an unexpected financial windfall if the City Council approves recent allocations voted on by its appropriations committee. Among the groups slated to receive … » Read
 

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WNO Drops Liverpool from Tours, a Victim of ACE Funding Cuts

November 22, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Arts Council England’s recent edict reducing funds to its constituents, claiming outlying groups need more funding and London’s less, has taken its first victim: Welsh National Opera tours to Liverpool.   Facing a 35 percent … » Read
 

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Tonight at the Met: Debut Staging of Kevin Puts's The Hours

November 22, 2022 | Ronald Blum, Associated Press
NEW YORK — Kevin Puts’s The Hours has had more than a few hours of changes since it was first heard in a pair of concert performances in Philadelphia last March. The first composition in a novel arrangement between the Philadelphia … » Read
 

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$1,000/Month, No Strings, for NY Artists in Need

November 21, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY), a new agency launched by the State, has begun distributing $43 mn in $1,000 monthly payments for 18 months to 2,400 artists and culture makers throughout New York State through the Guaranteed Income for Artists … » Read
 

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Pittsburgh Opera to Launch a Summer Camp

November 18, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Pittsburgh Opera will inaugurate a summer camp program from July 10-21, 2023. The camp will take place at the company’s headquarters, the Bitz Opera Factory, and carries a $550 registration fee. “We are excited to launch this camp … » Read
 

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Curtis Jumps Into the Recording Biz

November 18, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Curtis Institute of Music is launching Curtis Studio, a recording label for both new and traditional works that will be available on major streaming platforms. Platoon, a six-year-old artist services company with offices in London, New York, … » Read
 

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Momentary Truce in San Antonio as Judge Lifts Restraining Order on AFM

November 17, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
At least for the moment, peace is at hand in San Antonio. During a court hearing on Nov. 14, District Court Judge Fred Biery lifted a temporary restraining order against Local 23 of the American Federation of Musicians. Issued on Nov. 2, the … » Read
 

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German Teens to Get a Free 'KulturPass'

November 17, 2022 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The German government has announced its plan to invest €100mn ($104mn) to encourage young people to engage with live cultural events. Beginning in 2023, 750,000 teenagers turning 18 will receive a “KulturPass” of vouchers worth … » Read
 

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Philly Pops to Fold

November 17, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Philly Pops is calling it quits. Struggling against a debt of $450,000 owed its landlord, the Kimmel Center, and about $500,000 to others—on a budget of $7 million—leaders have decided to close the door at the end of the season. … » Read
 

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Two Orchestras Sign AFM Contract Renewals

November 16, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Having just launched its centennial season, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has reached a five-year agreement with its musicians, retroactive to September 1, 2022 and continuing through August 31, 2027. It comes on the heels of the … » Read
 
 

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