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Thanks to Covid-19, Brown Paper Tickets Is a 'Mess'

April 6, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
During the past several weeks, Brown Paper Tickets (BPT), a grass-roots ticketing alternative to such industry giants as Ticketmaster, has encountered a perfect storm. The wave of concert cancellations due to the pandemic and resulting requests … » Read

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KenCen Critics Spread to the Other Party

April 6, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Leadership at the Kennedy Center is struggling to control the public relations fallout stemming from decisions to furlough musicians and administrative staff in the immediate aftermath of a $25m appropriation as part of the CARES legislation. … » Read

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Salzburg Whitsun Festival Cancelled

April 6, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
With Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s order today that all public events are banned through the end of June, Cecilia Bartoli, Artistic Director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival, scheduled for May 29 to June 1, has announced the … » Read

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Austrian Arts Groups Cancel Seasons Though June

April 6, 2020 | Larry L. Lash, Musical America
At a press conference today, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced a ban on all public events in the country through the end of June. As a result, the following organizations have announced that they are shuttered for the season. Others, … » Read

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A Unique, Chronological Free Guide to Free Streams

April 3, 2020 | Clive Paget, Musical America
We will be updating this list twice weekly. Please note that Central European Time (CET) is currently six hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Time. Contact .   Friday, April 3 Noon CET: Staatsoper unter den Linden. … » Read

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What Wynton Had to Say About His Dad's Passing

April 3, 2020
The following is posted on Wynton Marsalis's public Facebook page. "My daddy passed away last night. We now join the worldwide family who are mourning grandfathers and grandmothers, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers— kinfolk, … » Read

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The New, Remote, Normal: 2 Orchestras, 2 Boleros

April 3, 2020 | Musical America
A mere four days after the musicians of the Orchestre National de France posted their remote performance of Ravel's Boléro, the New York Philharmonic has followed suit, dedicating theirs to the health-care workers who are working … » Read

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Yale School of Music Sets a New Standard of Generosity

April 3, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
In an extraordinary act of generosity, the Yale School of Music (YSM) is offering its more than 200 students financial assistance to help them navigate the coronavirus pandemic. In a March 31 letter to alumni, Dean Robert Blocker described an aid … » Read

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Orchestra Seasons Cancelled, Postponed, Pending: A List

April 2, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Cancelled for the season Charlotte (NC) Symphony Cincinnati Symphony and Pops The Cleveland Orchestra Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra New World Symphony The New York Philharmonic New York Youth Symphony North Carolina Symphony Phoenix Symphony … » Read

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Suddenly, It's OK for Classical Music to Be 'Relaxing'

April 2, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
There was a time when someone lauding classical music for its “relaxing” qualities would have been taken to task by the cognoscenti. The genre, explains the new music critic at The Washington Post , was to stimulate the intellect, not … » Read

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