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Stranded in Paris, the Boston Symphony Makes Lemonade in Amsterdam

September 19, 2018 | William J. Cole, Associated Press
The Boston Symphony Orchestra might want to consider naming its next album Songs in the Key of A -- as in airport, abandoned and Amsterdam. The renowned orchestra very nearly missed the last stop on its 12-concert, eight-city European tour when … » Read

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The City Ballet Then and Now

September 19, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Once an unassailable cultural treasure, New York City Ballet (NYCB) is currently suffering through its own #MeToo moment. The immediate cause of the company’s fall from grace—a lawsuit by a former student at the School of American … » Read

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In New Academy, Sir Simon Turns LSO Members Into Educators

September 18, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Simon Rattle, music director of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), has announced the creation of the East London Academy. Scheduled to open in Spring 2019 at LSO St. Luke’s, the Academy will identify and develop talented students between … » Read

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Met and Key Unions Reach Agreement; Sunday Matinees Added

September 14, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Met Opera, its orchestra, and its performers have reached mutually agreed-upon terms to enable Sunday matinees for the first time in the company’s storied history. Additionally, the season will shift to include a major break in … » Read

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Culture's Building Boom: $9.9B Spent Worldwide in 2017

September 13, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
In 2017, 107 new museums, performing art centers, and cultural districts opened around the world, accounting for a total expenditure of $9.9 billion. This figure, as reported in the latest Cultural Infrastructure Index, represents a 17 percent … » Read

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Sistine Chapel Choir Leaders Under Investigation for Fraud

September 13, 2018 | Reuters
VATICAN CITY--Pope Francis has authorized an investigation into possible financial irregularities in the Sistine Chapel Choir, the Vatican said on Wednesday. The Vatican issued a statement confirming an investigation hours after a report in La … » Read

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