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Bard, Bridgehampton Festivals Postponed to 2021

May 28, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Bard Music Festival/Bard SummerScape has officially been cancelled. In a letter to patrons sent out yesterday, organizers explained that the planned offerings between June 26 and August 16 had been postponed until summer 2021. Among them: the … » Read

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Met Extends Student Streams to an Online Summer Camp

May 28, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
On June 15, the Metropolitan Opera will launch a free eight-week Global Summer Camp. Each week will feature an opera from the Met’s archive complemented by hands-on creative projects; instruction from educators and artists; and the chance … » Read

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2020 BBC Proms to Plumb the Archives

May 28, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The 125 th edition of the Proms—scheduled for July 17 through September 12—will adopt a unique approach to accommodate the threat posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. “This year it is not going to be the Proms as we know them, but … » Read

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Sun Valley Music Fest Moves Online

May 27, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Sun Valley Music Festival, which lays claim to being the nation’s largest admission-free, privately supported festival of classical music, has reimagined its 36 th annual season as an online event, possibly with much of the programming … » Read

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Taiwan's National Symphony Performs Before a Live Audience

May 27, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Taiwan's National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is one of the few in the world to currently perform in front of a live audience. The country’s exemplary public health management of the coronavirus pandemic has allowed schools to stay open and … » Read

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Southbank Predicts Spring 2021 Opening, Crippling Losses

May 27, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
London’s Southbank Center, the U.K.’s largest arts and cultural organization, is joining the growing roster of performance venues around the world that have seen the earliest moment for reopening as likely to be the spring of 2021. … » Read

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Barrett Artists to Close

May 26, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
John Anderson, president of Barrett Artists, formerly Herbert Barrett Management, has decided to close the office. Between the impact of the pandemic on the field and his own desire to retire—he turns 80 in July—he’s decided, in … » Read

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Fall 2020: Too Soon to Launch

May 26, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
More and more performing arts organizations are bowing to the inevitable and giving up on a return to business in 2020. “I think 2020 is gone,” said Anna D. Shapiro, the artistic director of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater … » Read

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Salzburg Fest Reduced to 30 Days, Starting August 1

May 25, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Salzburg Festival’s 100 th anniversary season will be a severely curtailed one, due to the Austrian government’s coronavirus containment measures. It will run from August 1 to 30. Instead of 200 events over 44 days at 16 … » Read

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MA's Free Guide to Free Streams, 5/25-6/01

May 24, 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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