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New Century Chamber O Names Executive Director

January 22, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Richard Lonsdorf is the new executive director of New Century Chamber Orchestra, having served as interim since August, when Philip Wilder stepped down to become the president and general director of Chanticleer. NCCO Artistic Director Daniel … » Read

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AGMA Asks the New Administration for Another Cabinet Member--for Labor

January 22, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Raymond Menard, production stage manager for the Met Opera, has penned a letter to the new President and Vice President of the U.S. on behalf of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), of which he is president. Weakening his argument by … » Read

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Major Label Heads Claim Artists Are 'Very Happy' with Streaming Income

January 22, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The UK government’s digital, culture, media, and sport (DCMS) committee is currently investigating the economics of music streaming. In hearings characterized by many testy exchanges, things are not going well for the big three record … » Read

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Yannick Appeals to the New President, Says He Is 'Ready to Help'

January 21, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Identifying himself as an “artistic citizen of the United States,” Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin has written a three-page letter to the new President and Vice President of the U.S., urging them to support the … » Read

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Hong Kong Phil Gets $6M from Longtime Corporate Sponsor

January 21, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Hong Kong Philharmonic has announced the continuation of its 15-year sponsorship by Swire Pacific Limited, securing $6 million as of April 2021, the biggest corporate grant in the orchestra’s  history. Swire is a vast, Hong Kong based … » Read

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SFS Launches New On-Demand Streaming

January 21, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
On Feb. 4 the San Francisco Symphony will launch SFSymphony Plus, a membership-based streaming service offering original digital content, including all-new SoundBox programs and CURRENTS episodes, as well as other special projects. “The … » Read

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OSL Announces New Season, DiMenna Center Turns 10

January 21, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) has released the schedule for its Wednesday Night Series--three groups of programs, each with a different host, streamed live from its DiMenna Center for Classical Music, which celebrates its tenth … » Read

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Out-of-the-bubble Guest Artists Can Put an Orchestra at Risk

January 21, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
For the few major orchestras that are attempting indoor performances, some with limited audiences—Houston, Dallas, Minnesota, and Utah among them—the amount of caution exercised to protect employees, including daily Covid tests for … » Read

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Reps of 14 Major U.S. Orchestras Honor the New President & Vice President

January 20, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The day has finally arrived. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are to be sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States by, respectively, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Harris is the … » Read

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NEA Chief Exits on the Very Inaugural Day

January 20, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Mary Anne Carter is stepping down as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts as of Jan. 20, 2021. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate in August of 2019, she had served as interim chair for the previous 14 months following the departure of Jane Chu … » Read

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