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Trial by Fire at the Montreal Symphony

May 17, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Conductor Karina Canellakis made an impressive debut with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra on May 15, when star soloist (and Musical America Artist of the Year)  Daniil Trifonov suddenly withdrew from the evening’s concert just before … » Read

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Glyndebourne's First Ever Dialogues Highlights 2020 Season

May 16, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The 2020 season of the Glyndebourne Festival, May 21 through August 30, includes three new productions and three revivals.  In a statement, Artistic Director Stephen Langridge calls it “a classic Glyndebourne Festival smorgasbord … » Read

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Met Opera Tax Return Reveals Levine's 2017 Compensation

May 16, 2019 | Associated Press
NEW YORK — Records show conductor James Levine’s company received more than $936,755 from the Metropolitan Opera in his 47th and final season, a tenure cut short when he was fired as music director emeritus after an investigation … » Read

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St. Paul Chamber O Drops New Music Series

May 15, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The loss of corporate funding has led the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) to call an end to its cutting-edge Liquid Music series. Created in 2012 by Kate Nordstrum, the series offers contemporary classical and chamber music hybrids, often … » Read

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Gelb Says Met's Financial Picture Is Improving

May 14, 2019 | Ronald Blum, Associated Press
NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Opera’s percentage of box office revenue rose slightly this season, giving General Manager Peter Gelb [pictured] hope the company’s finances have rebounded. Gelb said the season that ended Saturday … » Read

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Hartford Symphony Is Back in the Black

May 13, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra (HSO) has finished the last three years with operating surpluses. Although the amounts have been modest, they nonetheless represent a step back from the brink of financial disaster for the 75-year-old ensemble, New … » Read

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One Small Musical Step Toward Reuniting the Koreas

May 12, 2019 | Dake Kang and Hyung-Jin Kim |
SHANGHAI — On Sunday at the Oriental Art Center, South Korean violinist Won Hyung Joon and North Korean soprano Kim Song Mi offered a joint performance that they hope will bring the Koreas closer amid deadlocked nuclear diplomacy. North … » Read

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Survey Shows UK Musicians Already Losing Work Due to Brexit

May 10, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The uncertainty surrounding Brexit has prompted the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) to issue Impact of Brexit on Musicians . More than 10 percent of the 2,000 previously surveyed report that Brexit has already led to the withdrawal or … » Read

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What's This? A Profitable Opera Company?

May 9, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
There’s good news from Down Under. Opera Australia (OA) finished the 2018 season with a $342,667 (Australian dollars) operating surplus on gross receipts of $115m. This represents a significant turnaround from 2017, when OA had an operating … » Read

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Well-connected Biz Exec Creates an Orchestra for Daniele Gatti

May 8, 2019 | James Imam, Musical America
MILAN—On Monday, Luca Formenton, head of Italian publisher Saggiatore, stood before a packed conference room to announce the formation of a new orchestra, LaFil. It can hardly be a coincidence that Daniele Gatti, with ample free time on his … » Read

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