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Cambridge U Women's College Honors Alsop

November 13, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony and São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, has been named an honorary fellow of Newnham College, the women’s college at Cambridge University. The school cites her status as the … » Read

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Cleveland O Gets $15M from Its Board Chair

November 9, 2017 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Cleveland Orchestra has received a pledge for $15 million from its new Board Chairman Richard Smucker and his wife Emily. He is the recently retired CEO and current executive chairman of the $8 billion food and beverage behemoth J.M. Smucker … » Read

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U of Denver Gets $20M to Establish Arts & Technology Institute

November 6, 2017 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
With the receipt of a $20 million gift from Denver electronic media producer Dennis Law, the University of Denver has announced the establishment of the Joseph and Loretta Law Institute of Arts and Technology.  Dennis Law, a retired thoracic … » Read

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Competitions, Prizes, and a Name on a Sculpture

November 3, 2017 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Concert Artists Guild, the young artist management and promotion agency, has named the winners of its annual Victor Elmaleh Competition . First prizes were given on Oct. 17 to the Argus Quartet (pictured), which recently became the Juilliard … » Read

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Musical America Names Andris Nelsons 2018 Artist of the Year

October 17, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Musical America announces its annual awards today, naming as its Artist of the Year Andris Nelsons, music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and, as of February 2018, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra—two of the world’s most … » Read

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Canada's Royal Conservatory Receives $20M

October 16, 2017 | by Sarah Shay, Musical America
Canada’s Royal Conservatory of Music has kicked off a major fundraising campaign by announcing the largest gift in its 130-year history: $20 million from three couples: Michael and Sonja Koerner, huge philanthropists in the region; Tim and … » Read

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