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UK Musicians, Orchestras Fear No-Deal Brexit Could Kill Touring

August 12, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
As the prospect of a no-deal Brexit becomes ever more likely, the music industry in the U.K. is trying to plan for a whole host of problems. The most immediate issue is the ability of British musicians to tour in Europe. "We've got orchestras … » Read

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Streaming Classical Music: Oxymoron No More

August 9, 2019 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Some 41 percent of U.S. households say that they subscribe to one or more music streaming services, according to a Deloitte Digital Media Trends survey , published in March. But nearly half (47 percent) say they’re frustrated by the … » Read

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David Zimbalist to Curtis: 'It Is Not Enough'

August 9, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The blowback from the decades-old  allegations of sexual abuse by a revered violin pedagogue at Curtis Institute of Music continues. In an opinion piece for The Philadelphia Inquirer , David Zimbalist, a professional violist and photographer … » Read

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Mill City Summer Opera Names New Exec

August 8, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Major changes are afoot at the Mill City Summer Opera. Cory Johnson [pictured] has become executive director, charged with providing “fundraising, strategic, and fiscal leadership” after two years as the company’s development … » Read

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Shouldn't Nonprofit Workers Get Paid Overtime?

August 7, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Nonprofit workers are generally underpaid and expected to spend more than 40 hours a week on the job. Rare is the nonprofit worker who gets overtime pay. Their supposed reward, other than that inadequate paycheck, is the satisfaction of working … » Read

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Tanglewood's New Path Aims to Complement the Old

August 6, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Generating audiences for classical music in the U.S. is a constant challenge. Nostalgia is the primary vehicle for marketing, Sue Elliott (no relation to MA’s editor), the recently named Tanglewood Learning Institute (TLI) Director, tells … » Read

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Inquirer to Curtis: Clean Up Your Act

August 6, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
In a pull-no-punches editorial, The Philadelphia Inquirer has weighed in on the Curtis Institute of Music’s response(s) to decades-old allegations of sexual abuse by a revered violin pedagogue. Last month the newspaper reported that in the … » Read

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Met Opera and James Levine Settle Lawsuits

August 6, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Metropolitan Opera and James Levine have settled their assorted claims and counter claims against one another. Neither side will comment on the terms or on whether any money changed hands. The news emerged Tuesday. "The legal dispute with … » Read

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World's Largest Piano Debuts in Latvia

August 5, 2019 | Agence France-Presse
VENTSPILS, Latvia—A German-born innovator has crafted what is believed to be the world's largest grand piano. It is without question one of a kind: attached high on the wall of a concert hall in Latvia, the steel-framed vertical grand piano … » Read

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Orlando Arts Groups Go Public on Their Issues with Phillips Center

August 5, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Orlando Ballet has issued a list of grievances against the leadership at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, collaborating with the Center’s other two resident groups, the opera and the orchestra, to put together what is … » Read

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