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Hong Kong's New 'National Anthem'

October 15, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Glory to Hong Kong, the work of an anonymous composer known only as “Thomas,” has rapidly won acceptance as the national anthem for those demonstrating on behalf of the city’s civic freedoms. “I planned for an anthem . . . … » Read
 

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Computer Glitch at British Airways Prompts Cello Recital

October 14, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Flying with cellos can be no fun at all, as six musicians trying to return to the U.K. from Basel after a concert were recently reminded. On Oct. 11 Peter Gregson, Gabriella Swallow, Ashok Klouda, Adrian Bradbury, Ben Chappell and Tim Lowe had … » Read
 

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Who Needs an Orchestra? Tanglewood Spreads Its Wings

October 11, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Tanglewood is now open for business year’ round. The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and its Tanglewood Music Center Fellows has become the fall, winter, and spring home to programs ranging from photography and film to dance, … » Read
 

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Historic Costumes for Rent: Sarasota Opera Adds an Income Stream

October 11, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Sarasota Opera (SO) has purchased more than 30,000 costumes, some of which have been worn by legendary performers such as Luciano Pavarotti, Beverly Sills, and Marilyn Horne. Malabar Ltd.’s owner Luigi Speca initiated the sale to the … » Read
 

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National Theater Drops Shell Sponsorship

October 10, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The decision by London’s National Theater to end its sponsorship by Shell next year makes it the latest high-profile cultural institution to sever ties with the fossil fuel industry; last week the Royal Shakespeare Company did the same, … » Read
 

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With Yondr, White Light Fest Aims to Connect by Disconnecting

October 10, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Lincoln Center plans to experiment with Yondr for selected  cell-phone-free performances during its 10 th White Lights Festival, which begins Oct. 19 and extends through Nov. 24. Before taking their seats, audience members will place their … » Read
 
 

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