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Guess Which Classic Artform Victimizes Women the Most?

December 11, 2017 | Taylor Grant Musical America
In the era of Harvey Weinstein and the blizzard of largely irrefutable sexual abuse charges by women against men in power, one commentator wonders how to view opera as anything but “the highly aestheticized echo of our deeply sordid … » Read

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The Trans Opera Singer Who Transed from Mezzo to Tenor

December 7, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Few vocalists have faced greater challenges in pursuit of an opera career than Holden Madagame. In The Independent he chronicles his ongoing transformation. “I'm 27,” he writes, “Native American, queer and transgender. This … » Read

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El Sistema Arrives in Kenya

December 6, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The El Sistema music program has found its way to Kenya in the person of Karin Crawford. A trained violinist from Michigan, Crawford arrived in Kenya to teach at an international school and soon found herself giving music lessons in a Nairobi … » Read

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UK Creative Industries Sector Growing Faster than UK Economy

December 6, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
A report from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) indicates that creative industries are among the fastest growing economic sectors in the UK, outpacing the nation’s wider economy. The sector, which includes … » Read

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Boston Symphony States It Will Never Hire Levine Again

December 5, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has bent over backwards to distance itself from its former music director James Levine, saying in a statement issued Tuesday that “he will never be employed or contracted by the BSO at any time in the future." … » Read

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Toledo Symphony Gets $1M from Anonymous Donor

December 4, 2017 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Toledo (OH) Symphony, est. 1943, which operates a youth symphony as well as a community music school, has received an anonymous pledge of $1 million.  Half of it will go toward operating funds, the other half are designated as matching … » Read

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