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$600M Orlando Arts Center Gets (Another) $3 Million

January 17, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has received $3 million from the local Harvey and Carol Massey Foundation toward the construction a 1,700-seat hall for ballet, opera, orchestral, and other performances of kind. It is … » Read

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Hong Kong's First Conducting Comp Won by a Hungarian

January 16, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Hong Kong’s first international orchestra conducting competition has been won by Gabor Kali, 35, of Hungary. His prize is HK$150,000—about $12,700. The finals concluded Sunday after four days of play-offs among 15 semi finalists. The … » Read

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Great America Songbook Foundation Gets $30M Estate

January 10, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The gift of an estate valued at "more than" $30 million to The Great American Songbook Foundation in Carmel, IN, will underwrite a museum devoted to early 20 th -century American music. Founded by Michael Feinstein, a Songbook specialist and … » Read

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Competitions: Winners, Looming Deadlines

January 5, 2018 | Brian Wise, Musical America
While 2017 brought negative headlines to a couple of veteran maestros, two competitions revealed potential future replacements: The Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition concluded on December 18 in Barcelona by awarding … » Read

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New, $10M Arts & Culture Fund Established for Bay Area Institutions

January 4, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Four of San Francisco’s cultural institutions just received a boost from a new $10 million Arts and Culture multiyear funding initiative by the Koret Foundation. In announcing the program, Michael J. Boskin, the foundation’s … » Read

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Gilmore Artist Award to Russian-born Pianist

January 3, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Gilmore Artist Award, a quadrennial, non-competitive prize considered among the field’s most prestigious, not to mention lucrative, is to go to pianist Igor Levit. The announcement was made by Daniel R. Gustin, longtime director of the … » Read

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