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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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Recent Awards, Upcoming Competitions

October 13, 2017 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Taking on the role of tech incubator, the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Oct. 7-8 hosted a hackathon that brought some 75 computer programmers, filmmakers, musicians, and entrepreneurs to Walt Disney Concert Hall. The goal of the so-called Hack … » Read

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