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Master Jazz Guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli Dies

April 2, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Bucky Pizzarelli, legendary master of the jazz guitar, died on April 1 in Saddle River, N.J. at the age of 94. The cause was complications from the Coronavirus. His death was reported by his son and frequent musical partner, John Pizzarelli. … » Read
 

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New Artist of the Month: Baritone Theo Hoffman

April 1, 2020 | Clive Paget, Musical America
It’s rare to see a work that genuinely challenges the form and opens a window onto what a genre might become, but Philip Venables’s Denis & Katya at Philadelphia Opera’s O19 Festival was the most brilliantly original … » Read
 

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Kenneth Wentworth Dies at 92

April 1, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Kenneth Wentworth, founder and chairman of the artist management firm Jonathan Wentworth Associates, Ltd., named for his son, died on March 22 in Washington, D.C. He was 92. A pianist who studied under Irwin Freundlich at the Julliard School, he … » Read
 

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Judy Drucker Dies at 91

April 1, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Judy Drucker, credited with bringing classical music to South Florida, died Monday in Miami at age 91 of complications from Alzheimer’s. Drucker founded the Concert Association of Florida in 1967 and remained at its helm for 40 years, … » Read
 

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UM Fires David Daniels Over Sexual Assault Charges

March 31, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
On March 26 the board of regents of the University of Michigan (UM) approved the dismissal of the disgraced opera star David Daniels from his tenured position in the School of Music. Daniels’s fall from the heights of international fame as … » Read
 

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Peter Gelb Says Met's Free Streams Have Reached '80 Million Units'--UPDATE

March 30, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In an interview with a local New York City news channel, Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb discussed how the company was coping with its lost season , due to COVID-19. He mentioned the terms for the 1,000 full-time furloughed union workers and … » Read
 

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Krzysztof Penderecki Dies at 86

March 29, 2020 |
Monika Scislowska, Associated Press
 
WARSAW, Poland — Krzysztof Penderecki, an award-winning conductor and one of the world’s most important contemporary classical music composers whose works have featured in Hollywood films like The Shining and Shutter Island , died … » Read
 

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Report from the Trenches V: Conductor/Organist Kent Tritle

March 26, 2020
Kent Tritle is director of Cathedral Music and organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan; director of choral activities at the Manhattan School of Music; organist of the New York Philharmonic; music director of Musica Sacra … » Read
 

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Domingo Has the Dreaded COVID-19

March 22, 2020 | Associated Press
MADRID (AP) — Plácido Domingo announced Sunday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The 79-year-old opera singer’s illness comes after his own glittering career had recently been stained by sexual misconduct … » Read
 

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Domingo Quits AGMA. Pays $500,000 as Union Withdraws Penalty

March 21, 2020 | Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Superstar Plácido Domingo has resigned from the U.S. union that represents opera singers and will contribute $500,000 to sexual harassment eradication programs and a fund that helps opera employees in crisis, the … » Read
 
 

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