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Heather Harper Has Died

April 22, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
British soprano Heather Harper, known particularly for her interpretations of works by Benjamin Britten, died today at the age of 88. The Guardian refers to her as “one of the best loved and most respected singers of her generation.” … » Read
 

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New Principal for Cleveland O, New Fellow for Minnesota

April 22, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Nathaniel Silberschlag [pictured], set to earn his Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School in May, is the new principal horn of the Cleveland Orchestra. He comes to the job from the free-lance Washington National Opera Orchestra, where … » Read
 

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Opus 3, Columbia Make Roster Additions

April 22, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Columbia Artists has signed conductor Tim Davies [pictured] for worldwide representation. His credits are mostly in film and video- game scores and include La La Land, The Peanuts Movie , and Frozen . He led the National Symphony Orchestra in … » Read
 

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U.K. Arts Execs' Compensation Pales Compared to U.S.

April 22, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Results from a recent study by Arts Professional hints that artistic and executive chiefs at major U.K. arts organizations are well paid. The Royal Opera House, by way of example, in 2016-17 spent £4.2m,17 percent of its £24.7m annual … » Read
 

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City Ballet Ordered to Reinstate Fired Male Dancers

April 21, 2019 | Associated Press
NEW YORK — The New York City Ballet must reinstate two male dancers who were fired for sharing nude photos of women and sexually explicit texts, an arbitrator ruled Friday. The arbitrator decided the company should not have fired Amar … » Read
 

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Baltimore Symphony May Get $3.2M from State

April 19, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Things are looking up for the Baltimore Symphony. House Bill 1404, providing $1.6 million to the BSO for the next two fiscal years, is expected to be signed by Governor Larry Hogan in a few weeks. The legislation would also trigger the formation … » Read
 

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Peter Serkin, Murray Perahia, Both Cancelling for Illness

April 19, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Pianist Peter Serkin [pictured] is down for the count, cancelling his appearances at the Aix Easter Festival this weekend and other engagements on into May. At Aix, he was replaced by Robert Levin last night and, for the Goldberg Variations on … » Read
 

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U.K. Report: Arts Contribute More to the Economy than Agriculture

April 19, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Research commissioned by the Arts Council of England (ACE) reports that in 2016 arts and culture contributed £10.8bn ($14.15bn) to the U.K.’s economy, a figure that grew by £390m from the previous year. Arts and culture now … » Read
 

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Chicago Symphony Concerts Cancelled Through the End of April

April 18, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
All Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) concerts and ancillary events through April 30 have been cancelled, due to the ongoing strike by musicians. They presented a counteroffer to management’s “last, best, and final” … » Read
 

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Surprise Newcomer to Helm Berkeley Symphony

April 18, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Berkeley Symphony Orchestra has announced that Joseph Young, 37, is to be its next music director, succeeding Joana Carneiro, who stepped down last season. He has signed a three-year contract for this, his first music directorship, and starts … » Read
 
 

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