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Ft Worth Op Ties Gala to Black History Month

January 15, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
On Feb. 21, the Fort Worth Opera will celebrate Black History Month with “A Night of Black Excellence: Past, Present, and Future,” a virtual benefit concert featuring an all-star lineup. Among the singers appearing will be Patrice P. … » Read
 

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Berlin's Opera and Concert Halls Shuttered

January 15, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Berlin's Senator for Culture Klaus Lederer has declared all concert halls and opera houses shuttered at least until Easter (April 4), according to Berlin.de. Word arrives just a few days after Konzerthaus Dortmund (Germany) announced the results … » Read
 

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Good News from New Aerosol Study: 50% Capacity Is Safe, with Conditions

January 14, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
A new study from Germany on the spatial dispersion of aerosols offers some cause for optimism about a return to live performance. On three dates in November, the Fraunhofer Heinrich Institute Goslar and ParteQ took extensive measurements in the … » Read
 

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Kosman: Now Is the Time for the Gov't to Step In

January 14, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
During the Great Depression more than 80 years ago, the Works Progress Administration created employment opportunities for millions of Americans, tens of thousands of whom were painters, writers, composers, performing musicians, theater … » Read
 

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St. Louis Symphony Cancels Spring Season; Musicians' Pay Cuts Reduced

January 13, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, like virtually all American orchestras—save for the ones in Texas—has cancelled its previously announced spring season (32 concerts) in Powell Hall; digital offerings continue online, with new … » Read
 

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In France, Performing Artists Are Guaranteed Unemployment

January 13, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Performers wanting to live in a country that places a high value on the arts should consider France. Although the pandemic has been as devastating there as it has been anywhere, the nation’s Intermittence de Spectacle guarantees regular … » Read
 

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NY Gov Andrew Cuomo Announces 'New York Arts Revival'

January 13, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Eager to begin to restore New York’s arts and entertainment industry, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced “New York Arts Revival,” a public-private partnership that will sponsor statewide pop-up concerts featuring more than 150 … » Read
 

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Two Opera Innovators Use Lockdown Limitations to Expand--Online

January 12, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Forced out of their assorted venues and onto the web, On-Site Opera and Beth Morrison Projects have taken their pre-pandemic mandate to expand the artform to the next level. Washington Post music critic Michael Andor Brodeur is impressed. Founded … » Read
 

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Parliament Said to Have Denied Visa-free EU Touring for Musicians

January 12, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The U.K.’s official break from the European Union is scarcely two weeks old and a dispute about visa-free touring is already roiling the British music world. Press accounts report that Boris Johnson’s Tory government has rejected an … » Read
 

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MA's Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams, Jan. 11-18

January 11, 2021 | 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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