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Girls Only: Summer Camp for Teen Composers

July 11, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The numbers are stark: In 2016-2017, just 1.3 percent of the works performed by the 85 largest symphony orchestras in the U.S. were composed by women. To begin to address this imbalance, Temple University graduate Erin Busch, a 27-year-old … » Read
 

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Dr. Atomic in Santa Fe: A Touchy Subject

July 10, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Almost 75 years ago a group of scientists working in a secret laboratory under the direction of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer and Army Gen. Leslie Groves successfully created the world’s first atomic weapon. From July 14 through Aug. 16 … » Read
 

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Lepage Sees Cancellation of Slav as Blow to Artistic Freedom

July 10, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Quebec stage director Robert Lepage has spoken out forcefully against the cancellation of SLAV by the Montreal International Jazz Festival, telling the Toronto Star the decision was “a direct blow to artistic freedom.” Billed as … » Read
 

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Should La Scala Be Tougher on Loggionisti? New Pirata Booed Mercilessly

July 9, 2018 | James Imam, Musical America
MILAN--Two Italian daily newspapers have attacked La Scala's loggionisti, the feared opera fans that inhabit the theater's highest gallery, saying that “booing terrorism” is leaving foreign audience members shocked and making singers … » Read
 

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New Singapore Orchestra Abruptly Shutters

July 9, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
It has been reported that the newly formed Star Philharmonic Orchestra’s inaugural concert on July 3 was abruptly cancelled because it had too many foreign musicians in it to receive state support. That is what the orchestra’s owner, … » Read
 

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Ireland's Orchestras to Separate from Broadcaster

July 9, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Ireland’s National Symphony Orchestra, est. 1948, will be moved out from under RTÉ, the country’s national TV and radio broadcaster, and to the National Concert Hall (NCH). The broadcaster had been concerned about upcoming cuts … » Read
 
 

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