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Vienna Phil Will Donate Concert Proceeds to Notre Dame

April 17, 2019 | Associated Press
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra plans to donate the proceeds of an upcoming concert in Berlin to the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral. The Paris landmark was badly damaged in a fire on Monday. Berlin Cathedral, which is hosting the May 2 … » Read

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Reports on the Notre Dame Organ Are Optimistic

April 17, 2019 | Musical America
James Higdon, the Dane and Polly Bales Professor of Organ at the University of Kansas School of Music, has an update on the status of Les Grandes Orgues (the Grand Organ) of the Notre Dame Cathedral. Higdon has given five recitals on the organ, … » Read

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ENO Artistic Director to Exit

April 17, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Not yet two weeks after announcing its 2019-20 season , the English National Opera has announced the departure of Artistic Director Daniel Kramer. This marked his first administrative position , and he stayed in it just three years. He will leave … » Read


Party Time: Salonen, LA Phil, and Stravinsky's Rite

April 17, 2019 | Timothy Mangan, Musical America
LOS ANGELES--Local audiences know what to expect when they show up to hear Esa-Pekka Salonen conduct The Rite of Spring with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. They expect a wild good time, an orchestral spectacle, a whomping cataclysm of sound. … » Read

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CSO, Musicians Meet Tuesday

April 17, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Things are not looking good at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Last night the CSO Association (CSOA) issued a statement that a negotiating session on Tuesday had come to an impasse and that no further negotiations are scheduled. The statement: … » Read

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Revolving Podiums: Last-minute Changes in Philly, Toronto, D.C., New York, Boston

April 16, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Visa problems, apparently combined with rehearsal schedule conflicts, will keep Myung-Whun Chung from guest conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra’s subscription concerts on April 25-27. In a bit of luxury subbing, Music Director Yannick … » Read

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Notre Dame: Fire Is Out, Organ Intact; Funds Pledged

April 16, 2019 | Thomas Adamson
PARIS — Firefighters declared success Tuesday morning in an over 12-hour battle to extinguish an inferno engulfing Paris’ iconic Notre Dame cathedral that claimed its spire and roof but spared its bell towers. What remained was a … » Read

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Challenge: Motivating the Next Generation of Arts Funders

April 17, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Over the next 50 years, tens of trillions of dollars will pass from one generation to the next. How much will find its ways to cultural institutions is a question engaging nonprofit leaders intent on sustaining their organizations. In 2018 the … » Read

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U.K. Opera Cos Woo the Young, Ignore the Old

April 17, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
In their desire to attract younger audiences with free or moderately priced tickets, are opera houses turning their backs on older devotees? Dame Esther Rantzen [pictured], a British television personality and founder of The Silver Line charity … » Read

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Ellen Reid Wins the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Her First Opera

April 15, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Ellen Reid has won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Music for her opera p r i s m , premiered by the Los Angeles Opera in its "Off Grand" series last year and revisted in New York at the Prototype Festival last January. In his review , Clive Paget … » Read

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