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Scott Harrison Named Interim at Louisiana Phil

August 5, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Scott Harrison, former executive director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, is to serve as interim executive director and “senior strategic facilitator” for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. James Boyd stepped down as CEO in … » Read

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Karen Brooks Hopkins: 'Arts World Power Broker'

August 5, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Karen Brooks Hopkins, former president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, current advisor to Onassis USA, admits to having “the fundraising gene” in having successfully grown the BAM endowment “from nothing to approximately $100 … » Read

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SF Opera Costumers Reach PPE Record

August 5, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
On July 31, members of the San Francisco Opera’s (SFO) costume department reached a unique milestone—the production of the 10,000 th protective face mask for donation to firefighters, social service agencies, and front-line medical … » Read


David Lang's Latest: The Irony of in nature

August 4, 2020 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
David Lang is an insatiably prolific composer. At any given point in time, it seems, there is a world premiere of a Lang piece happening somewhere. His website lists 24 choral or vocal works of various lengths coming out in the last five years … » Read

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80 Live Concerts Planned for Wigmore Hall

August 4, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Joining the slow march back to live concerts, London’s Wigmore Hall will offer a seven week series of 80 performances starting September 13 and featuring 150 musicians from Europe and the U.K. Each will last 60 to 90 minutes be live … » Read

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Restoring the Notre Dame Organ: A Long, Painstaking Process

August 4, 2020 | Nadine Achoui-Lesage and Angela Charlton
PARIS (AP) — Pipe by precious pipe, the organ that once thundered through Notre Dame Cathedral is being taken apart after last year's devastating fire. The mammoth task of dismantling, cleaning, and reassembling France’s largest … » Read

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Mostly Mozart Hits the Airwaves

August 4, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and WQXR, New York City’s classical music station, are partnering to present a seven-day, on-air pandemic edition of the annual Mostly Mozart Festival. This summer marks the first time that the … » Read

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Hey Musicians, It's Time to Charge for Your Streamed Performances

August 4, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
A Bloomberg Opinion writer extols the virtues of streaming for dollars, using a recently streamed Idagio concert by Yo-Yo Ma that charged $8 as his example. “The economics of this type of event might work out quite well,” writes Scott … » Read

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Leon Fleisher Dies at 92

August 3, 2020
Leon Fleisher, whose flourishing career as a pianist was interrupted in the early 1960s by focal dystonia, died yesterday in a hospice in Baltimore. He was 92. His son Julian reported that Fleisher was still teaching conducting masterclasses … » Read

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MA's Free Guide to Mostly Free Streams, August 3-10

August 3, 2020 | Clive Paget, Musical America
We will be updating this list weekly. Please note that all times are given in U.S. Eastern Time (ET). To calculate in other time zones or counties, British Summer Time (BST) is currently five hours ahead of ET and Central European Time (CET) is … » Read

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