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Congress Plays Dress Up, While the Arts Struggle to Survive

September 15, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The participation of 25 members of Congress in “Will on the Hill,” the Shakespeare Theater Company’s annual fundraiser on Sept. 14, might suggest that they had an interest in the arts. Sadly, it instead highlights a potentially … » Read
 

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New Jersey Symphony Cuts Staff

September 14, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, citing losses of $3.4m due to Covid-19 concert cancellations, will eliminate 12 of its 31 administrative staff positions across all departments, with additional furloughs and part-time situations to come as … » Read
 

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MA's Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams, September 14-21

September 14, 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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Last Night of the Proms Caps an Imperfect Season

September 14, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The pandemic-shortened 2020 edition of the Proms concluded on Sept. 12 with a much-reduced orchestra and a small choir performing “Rule, Britannia!” and “Land of Hope and Glory” in an otherwise empty Royal Albert Hall. The … » Read
 

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Orlando Phil Heads to Local Soccer Stadium

September 11, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (OPO) “kicks off” its 2020-21 Fairwinds Classics Series on Sept. 26 at Exploria Stadium, home to two resident teams: the Orlando City SC of Major League Soccer and Orlando Pride of the National … » Read
 

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BSO Musicians Agree to 37 Percent Cut

September 11, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Boston Symphony Orchestra and its musicians have signed a new three-year contract that calls for a reduction in salary (current base is $162,000) averaging 37 percent in Year 1, through August of 2021. As the BSO recovers “Covid-related … » Read
 

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Soloist Coaltion Urges AGMA to 'Get Off the Sidelines' and Endorse Biden

September 10, 2020
The AGMA Soloist Coalition is an independent group of AGMA soloists who are “working together to improve our union.” The coalition makes it clear that it is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with AGMA. The coalition has endorsed Joe … » Read
 

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Investigators Find 'Culture of Fear' at Berlin Ballet School

September 10, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
After an eight-month investigation, an independent commission of experts has found that the Berlin State Ballet School and School for Acrobatic Arts (SBB), one of Germany’s premiere ballet training institutions, fosters a "culture of fear." … » Read
 

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A Few New Artist Signings

September 10, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Violinist María Dueñas, Musical America  New Artist of the Month for September 2019, has joined the roster of Munich-based KünstlerSekretariat am Gasteig . Now just 18, the Granada-born artist has been performing … » Read
 

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The 3 New Members of the Philly O

September 10, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Philadelphia Orchestra has a number of new members as of the coming season. The latest appointment is that of Christopher Dwyer [pictured] as second horn. Dwyer, who succeeds the retired Daniel Williams, previously held the same position with … » Read
 
 

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