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San Antonio Symphony Survives the Season, but Challenges Remain

June 12, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Last weekend, the San Antonio Symphony (SAS) concluded its on-again, off-again , on-again season with three concerts celebrating Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway classics. In late December 2017 budgetary problems and a contentious … » Read
 

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Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Musicians Get Major Increase

June 8, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The 85 Utah Symphony | Utah Opera orchestra musicians will be getting a nearly $9,000 raise in base salary over the next four years. Effective next September, minimum wage for the 52-week season will go from the current base of $72,968 to $81,496 … » Read
 

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NYC Opera Announces Two Commissions, One New, One Not So

June 7, 2018 | Associated Press
The New York City Opera has commissioned Stonewall by British composer Iain Bell to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in 1969. The company said Tuesday the work will premiere on June 19, 2019, nine days prior to the … » Read
 

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Artist Management Moves: Part I

June 7, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Two young conductors have joined the roster of Askonas Holt , representing their first management affiliations. Nuno Coelho [pictured], from Portugal, won first prize at the Cadaqués International Conducting Competition in 2017, leading to … » Read
 

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Nureyev Ballet Wins Multiple Awards, a Triumph of Art Over Politics

June 7, 2018 | Olga Sichkar, Reuters
MOSCOW--A ballet about Rudolf Nureyev that tested the Kremlin’s tolerance with its evocation of gay romance picked up the major prizes on Tuesday at one of the ballet world’s most prestigious awards ceremonies. Among the award winners … » Read
 

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Butterfly as 'Savage Masterpiece'

June 7, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Intent on re-envisioning a century-old opera enjoyed by millions for the sheer beauty of its music, Annilese Miskimmon has  updated Madama Butterfly at Glyndebourne arrives just in time for the #metoo era. The challenge was formidable, she … » Read
 
 

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