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Landowners Say They Have a Site for Sarasota O Concert Hall

January 15, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
A group of landowners has informed the City of Sarasota, FL, that they have the ideal spot for the Sarasota Orchestra’s new hall. The orchestra has been in search of a site ever since a group of tennis players lobbied successfully to … » Read

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ENO Diversity Seeks Orchestral, Choral Recruits from 'BAME' Communities

January 15, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The English National Opera (ENO) has announced the second phase of its strategy to make the opera industry more accessible and inclusive. The ENO plans to recruit five string players from the Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities … » Read

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Baltimore Symphony Gets a $7.25m Reprieve

January 15, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The city’s philanthropic community just threw a $7.25m lifeline to the beleaguered Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO). More than a dozen gifts totaling $6m will enable the cash-strapped organization to pay all its outstanding bills, balance … » Read

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Sydney Opera House Sends a Message of Hope

January 13, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
As wildfires continue to devastate Australia, destroying more than two thousand homes and acreage comparable in size to the state of Indiana, the Sydney Opera House over the weekend illuminated its iconic sails to pay tribute to those fighting … » Read

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Demise of NYMF: Another Blow for Nonprofit Theater

January 13, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), where, since 2004,  some 400 musicals—including Next to Normal and [title of show] ––first saw the light of day, has filed for bankruptcy.  Since August, West Hyler, the producing … » Read

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RIP, the Zurich Festival

January 10, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Zurich Festival will see its final iteration this summer, June 5 – 28. The Festival Foundation, founded in 1996 by the city’s four major arts organizations-- the Tonhalle, Schauspielhaus, Kunsthaus, and Zurich Opera—reports … » Read

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