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Pacific Symphony Headed to China for First Time

January 10, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Pacific Symphony, approaching its 40th anniversary next season, will undertake its first tour of China May 9-15. Although known for its contemporary programming, the orchestra will bring traditional repertoire, including Mozart’s Third … » Read

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Live Opera Excerpts Draw a Crowd in a Toronto Pub

January 10, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The first Thursday of every month a large pub near Toronto’s bustling Union Station presents an evening of no-frills opera. Despite competition from hockey games and other sporting events, the evening always draws standing-room-only crowds, … » Read

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Spoleto Festival USA in 2018

January 9, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Now that Lincoln Center has eliminated its annual summer Festival, Nigel Redden, its longtime chief who also oversees the Spoleto Festival USA, can focus his creative juices exclusively on Spoleto. The 2018 event, which runs May 25 to June 10 in … » Read

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Opera in Ireland Gets a Reboot

January 9, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Ireland has a new opera company, apparently a  flexible, contemporary reboot of Opera Ireland, defunct as of two years ago. It is to be called Irish National Opera and begins with a gala concert tonight at Dublin’s National Concert … » Read

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Alitalia Wrecks Viola da Gamba; Claims Limited Liability

January 9, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
A musician’s worst nightmare recently befell Brazilian born Israeli violist Myrna Herzog while flying on Alitalia from Rio de Janeiro to Tel Aviv, with a stopover in Rome. After being told there was no room for the instrument in the cabin … » Read

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Manhattan's DiMenna Center for Classical Music Flooded

January 9, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Terminal 4 at JFKennedy Airport isn’t the only large facility to suffer from flooding after the recent cold snap.The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, the attractive, seven-year-old rehearsal and recording studio space owned and operated … » Read

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