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U.K. Stars Sound the Alarm

October 26, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Leading members of the classical music world in the U.K. are beginning to panic about the survival of their industry, and with good reason. “My worry is that so many musicians will be forced to leave the profession that we will not be able … » Read

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Santa Fe Opera Announces Season, Opening July 10, 2021

October 23, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
With a host of safety precautions in place--from ticketless entry to acrylic shields, electrostatic disinfection, no-touch restrooms, and regular Covid testing for casts and staff—the Santa Fe Opera has optimistically announced plans for … » Read

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SFSymphony Rolls out the (Digital) Red Carpet for Esa-Pekka

October 23, 2020 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Unable to deliver a splashy welcome for new Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen at Davies Symphony Hall this fall, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) is instead capitalizing on his tech-savvy spirit with an online, multi-level collaborative project by … » Read

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In Amsterdam: Chief Conductor Options Narrow

October 23, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In January, the musicians of the Concertgebouworkest voted for three possible contenders to succeed Daniel Gatti, who was fired as chief conductor when reports of his sexual abuse first surfaced two years ago. The possibles were Valery Gergiev, … » Read

Contests & Awards

The Compleat MTT on 'American Masters'

October 23, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Earlier this year, the pandemic quashed the celebratory retirement concerts for Michael Tilson Thomas’s 25 years as music director of the San Francisco Symphony. But not to fear: the maestro gets his due on Oct. 23 when the “American … » Read

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Keith Jarrett: A Fate to Match the Times

October 23, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Keith Jarrett, giant of the piano, will likely never play in public again. His last concert—at Carnegie Hall in early 2017—was to be followed by a return to Carnegie in 2018, but he cancelled the event due to unspecified health … » Read


In Detroit: Götterdämmerung, Abridged and Garaged

October 22, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Yuval Sharon, recently named artistic directo r of the Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT), among other plaudits, has brought his cutting-edge sensibilities to Twilight: Gods , a new production/reinterpretation of Götterdämmerung . Normally … » Read

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Chicago Lyric Cancels 2020-2021; Announces 2021-22

October 22, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Upon the advice of public health officials, the Lyric Opera of Chicago has cancelled the remainder of its 2020-21 season. "We want nothing more than to get back to the live performances that we are all craving at the Lyric Opera House with all of … » Read

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Funds for the Arts from Bloomberg, Hamilton, Pew, More

October 22, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Seattle Opera has received $1 million from the Friday Foundation for the creation of the Jane Lang Davis Creation Fund, which supports rising composers and librettists ages 18–30 who are Black, Indigenous, or other People of Color … » Read

Contests & Awards

NEA Names 2021 Jazz Masters

October 22, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The National Endowment for the Arts has announced the recipients of its annual Jazz Masters Fellowships, each of which carries a $25,000 purse; recipients will be honored at an online-only tribute event on April 22, 2021. Recognized for their … » Read

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