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Arkansas Symphony Gets Unprecended Individual Donation of $1.8M

February 22, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, est. 1966, has been bequeathed $1.8 million by former board president and onetime state insurance commissioner Linda Garner Riggs, who died on November 15, 2017, at age 70. The gift will endow the principal cello … » Read

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George London Foundation Recognizes 16 Young Singers

February 20, 2018
There were six winners in the top, $10,000 category of the George London Foundation Awards Competition for North American singers this year, as opposed to the five of last year. Finals for the event took place last weekend at Gilder Lehrman Hall … » Read

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Polar Music Prize to Afghanistan Institute of Music and Metallica

February 15, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Polar Music Prize award committee has selected the heavy metal band Metallica and the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) and its founder/director Dr. Ahmad Sarmast as its 2018 Laureates. Each awardee will receive the prize, … » Read

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Pereira Announces Additional Private Funding for La Scala

February 14, 2018 | James Imam, Musical America
La Scala superintendent Alexander Pereira has taken another step toward his goal of increasing private investment at the house. Allianz, the world's second largest insurance company in 2017 according to Forbes , has become the 12th fondatore … » Read

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Creative Scotland Does a Partial 'Climbdown' from Cuts

February 8, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Responding to pressure from arts groups, government, and media, Creative Scotland has backed down from its attempt to cut funding to certain especially vulnerable groups. It has also promised to overhaul its procedures in determining future … » Read

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Sphinx Competition Winners Announced

February 6, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Sunday’s finals concert for the annual Sphinx Competition in Detroit’s Orchestra Hall yielded the three winners in the senior division, for ages 18 to 30: violinist Rubén Rengel, 22, took the top prize of $50,000; second place … » Read

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