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Cirque du Soleil Files for Bankruptcy

June 30, 2020 | Associated Press
MONTREAL (AP) — Cirque du Soleil filed for creditor protection in Canada on Monday while it develops a plan to restart its business amid the pandemic. The creator of many of the most popular shows in Las Vegas on Monday blamed the … » Read

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Florentine Opera Cancels Fall 2020

June 30, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera, now in its 86th year, has cancelled its fall season, due to the pandemic. Specifically, it has moved its October 2020 production of  Rigoletto  to fall of 2021. Tickets will be credited … » Read

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Indie Symphony CEO Says Musicians Chose Cash Over Benefits`

June 30, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra CEO James Johnson has responded to ISO furloughed musicians’ dissatisfaction with having their health benefits cut -- something they  announced last week in a press release.  Like much of the ISO … » Read

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New Organization Aims to Change the Face of Classical Music

June 30, 2020 | Zachary Lewis, Musical America
**EDITOR'S NOTE: Deadline to apply for this program is July 3, 2020.** It’s no secret that the market for classical musicians is highly competitive. The future for young musicians of color, however, is brightening, just as the demand for … » Read

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Universal Solidifies Partnership with Bocelli's Label

June 30, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Universal Music Group (UMG has formalized a 25-year working relationship by announcing its partnership with Sugar, Italy’s leading music company. “We are thrilled to expand our long-standing relationship with . . . Sugar Music, and to … » Read

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MA's Free Guide to Free Streams: June 29 to July 6

June 29, 2020 | 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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Broadway to Stay Dark Until January 2021

June 29, 2020 | Mark Kennedy
NEW YORK (AP) — The shutdown on Broadway has been extended again — until at least early January. Although an exact date for performances to resume has yet to be determined, Broadway producers are now offering refunds and exchanges for … » Read

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'The Firehose of Free' Could Drown Us All

June 26, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Musicians need to quit giving their work away for free.  Remember when the internet first arrived and out-of-touch record company moguls ignored file sharing? Remember how, when they finally woke up, people resented having to pay for music … » Read

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Calgary Philharmonic, Opera, Dark for the Nonce

June 26, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Lovers of classical music and opera in Calgary, Alberta, are in for a long dry spell. As of June 25, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the Calgary Opera both announced dark seasons. The orchestra cancelled fall concerts until December 16; … » Read

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Charleston's Colour of Music Fest Seeks Equitable Support

June 26, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Making your way as a black classical musician in the U.S. poses an extraordinary challenge. Less than two percent of American orchestra members are of African descent. “It is,” says Lee Pringle, founder of Charleston's Colour of Music … » Read

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