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Jaap Honored by Gramophone and the Concertgebouw

October 17, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The New York and Hong Kong philharmonics’ Music Director Jaap van Zweden has won not one but two awards in the last 24 hours. Today, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw announced him as the winner of its 2020 Concertgebouw Prize, given to musicians … » Read

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David Shifrin Honored by CMS

October 17, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Virtually the same day that Anne-Sophie Mutter received the 2019 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award of 15 million yen (c. $141,000) from Imperial Highness Prince Hitachi, that  Jaap van Zweden was recognized both for his work with … » Read

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2020 ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards Honor Mad Scenes...

October 15, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
ASCAP has announced its annual Deems Taylor Awards—now known officially as the ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards for print, broadcast, media, and liner notes. Heidi Waleson’s book Mad Scenes and Exit Arias: The Death … » Read

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Musical America Names Salzburg Fest as Festival of the Year

October 15, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Celebrating its centennial next summer, the Salzburg Festival has been chosen Festival of the Year for the 2020 Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts. Only once before has an institution, rather than an artist, been … » Read

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Sanford and Joan Weill Give $14.5M to Carnegie, Hitting $100M

October 15, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
With their latest gift of $14.6 million—being announced from the stage tonight—Joan and Sanford I. Weill and their family foundation will hit a total of $100 million in cumulative gifts to Carnegie Hall. Sanford Weill, retired chief … » Read

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Toronto Symphony Gets $10M

October 14, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The children of Tom and Mary Beck, longtime supporters of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), have made a $10m gift, the largest single gift in the ensemble’s history. “My parents believed that culture was an important aspect of … » Read

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