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City Ballet Ordered to Reinstate Fired Male Dancers

April 21, 2019 | Associated Press
NEW YORK — The New York City Ballet must reinstate two male dancers who were fired for sharing nude photos of women and sexually explicit texts, an arbitrator ruled Friday. The arbitrator decided the company should not have fired Amar … » Read

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U.K. Report: Arts Contribute More to the Economy than Agriculture

April 19, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Research commissioned by the Arts Council of England (ACE) reports that in 2016 arts and culture contributed £10.8bn ($14.15bn) to the U.K.’s economy, a figure that grew by £390m from the previous year. Arts and culture now … » Read

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Baltimore Symphony May Get $3.2M from State

April 19, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Things are looking up for the Baltimore Symphony. House Bill 1404, providing $1.6 million to the BSO for the next two fiscal years, is expected to be signed by Governor Larry Hogan in a few weeks. The legislation would also trigger the formation … » Read

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On Site Opera Launches Mobile App for Real-time Supertitles

April 18, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
What’s an opera company to do about super/surtitles when there is no projection screen available, much less the technology required to project titles? In the case of On Site Opera, whose productions have been mounted everywhere from the … » Read

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Cantonese Opera Has a New and Unlikely Star

April 18, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Donald Trump, no fan of the arts, is unwittingly helping to preserve one of China’s threatened cultural treasures—the Cantonese opera. Trump on Show , a new opera by Edward Li Kui-ming, played to packed houses during a recent … » Read

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ROH Loses Its Appeal on Damaged Hearing Case

April 18, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The U.K. Court of Appeal has ruled that the Royal Opera House (ROH)  failed to take reasonable steps to protect the hearing of violist Christopher Goldscheider [pictured] during a 2012 rehearsal of Wagner's Die Walküre.   As a … » Read

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Chicago Symphony Concerts Cancelled Through the End of April

April 18, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
All Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) concerts and ancillary events through April 30 have been cancelled, due to the ongoing strike by musicians. They presented a counteroffer to management’s “last, best, and final” … » Read

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Challenge: Motivating the Next Generation of Arts Funders

April 17, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Over the next 50 years, tens of trillions of dollars will pass from one generation to the next. How much will find its ways to cultural institutions is a question engaging nonprofit leaders intent on sustaining their organizations. In 2018 the … » Read

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U.K. Opera Cos Woo the Young, Ignore the Old

April 17, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
In their desire to attract younger audiences with free or moderately priced tickets, are opera houses turning their backs on older devotees? Dame Esther Rantzen [pictured], a British television personality and founder of The Silver Line charity … » Read

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CSO, Musicians Meet Tuesday

April 17, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Things are not looking good at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Last night the CSO Association (CSOA) issued a statement that a negotiating session on Tuesday had come to an impasse and that no further negotiations are scheduled. The statement: … » Read

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