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New Book Attempts to Explain Bang on a Can's Success

February 18, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The influential New York-based new-music conglomerate Bang on a Can, suggests San Francisco Chronicle critic Joshua Kosman, has “succeeded in chipping away at the abiding problem of 20th century music—namely, the lingering alienation … » Read

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Carnegie Hall to Remain Virtual Through Summer '21

February 18, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Inevitably, Carnegie Hall and its three stages will remain shuttered through the summer. The announcement was made today, about one month away from its projected closure end of April 5, announced last October . As per executive orders from the … » Read

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SFO's Three-pronged Approach to Spring 2021

February 17, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
San Francisco Opera’s spring programming, which launches next month, tackles the how-to-perform-during-Covid challenge on three distinct fronts: Live performances at the drive-in, streamed material from the archives, and just-recorded … » Read

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ENO Singers Help Covid Survivors Learn to Breathe Again

February 17, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The development of vaccines for Covid-19 promises eventual immunity from a devastating virus. But it does nothing to help those who have suffered from the disease and are attempting recovery from its resulting respiratory damage. A new program … » Read

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The Brain Disorder that Produced Bolero that Led to a New Play

February 17, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Love it or hate it, the 15-plus minutes of Maurice Ravel’s hypnotic Bolero are unique. A new play set to premiere online on Feb. 25 suggests that the French composer and the Canadian painter Anne Adams, whose signature work is titled … » Read

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Detroit Symphony Plunges Ahead with 2021-22 Live Season Announcement

February 16, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Detroit Symphony has optimistically announced a fully live season for 2021-22, marking the first complete one for Jader Bignamini, its music director since January 2020. In doing so, the DSO is way ahead of the pack among American orchestras, … » Read

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Conlon Brings 'Recovered Voices' to Baltimore

February 16, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
For more than two decades, James Conlon, LA Opera’s music director, among other considerable credits, has been on a mission with “Recovered Voices,” his project that studies, promotes, and performs composers who were forgotten … » Read

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Here's One Group Making Money from Streaming

February 16, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
For some groups, turning to the digital universe to reach audiences has been an act of pure audience engagement and development, without much attention to revenue generation. For others, such as the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS), the … » Read

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MA's Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams, Feb. 15-22

February 15, 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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In Shanghai, a Post-Covid Model for Symphonic Concerts

February 12, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
China, the first nation to suffer the pandemic, is now well on the way to controlling the virus. As live audiences are beginning to return to the halls, they are encountering a cultural landscape that has undergone considerable change. One of the … » Read

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