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MA's Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams: July 6 to July 13

July 6, 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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UK Gov't Announces £1.57bn Support Package to Arts and Culture

July 6, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As they've watched their European counterparts slowly begin to open up post-lockdown, UK arts groups have increasingly despaired over the viability of their future without government intervention. Sunday evening, they got it, with the … » Read

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Celebrated Film Composer Ennio Morricone Dies at 91

July 6, 2020 | Frances D'Emilio
ROME (AP) — Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as The … » Read

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Dallas Mega-Church Spreads COVID-19 to Celebrate Pence and His Boss

July 6, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
On June 28, the First Baptist Church in Dallas, which boasts 14,000 members, celebrated Freedom Sunday, with Vice President Mike Pence as the featured speaker. The “freedom” being celebrated was an amalgam of religion infused with … » Read

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How the Met Is Coping

July 6, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In a piece focusing on the pandemic’s impact on the Metropolitan Opera, General Manager Peter Gelb tells a reporter that the company’s nightly streams have broadened its donor pool by nearly 30,000 and that April’s At-Home Gala … » Read

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Will Orchestras Ever Be Able to Tour Again?

July 2, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Orchestras the world over are facing a number of challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. When and how to reopen concert halls and resume performances surely top the list, but close behind is the future for orchestral touring. … » Read

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Verona Will Host Netrebko, Domingo, et al in July & August

July 2, 2020 | James Imam, Musical America
MILAN--In April 2016, the Verona Arena Festival, which has presented lavish productions in the world’s largest amphitheater since 1936, teetered on the brink of liquidation. Debts had spiraled from €17m in 2008 to €32m, largely as … » Read


Review: New Music by Seasoned Composers

July 2, 2020 | Clive Paget, Musical America
Despite its impact on live performances, the COVID-19 crisis has failed to stem the tide of new recordings, and especially new recordings of new music. As this latest crop proves, new music is hardly the sole province of the young. From George … » Read

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Shelter in Place Creates Boon Market for Keyboards

July 2, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
As the pandemic has shuttered concert halls around the U.S., music lovers appear to have turned to making their own music at home. Since the March lockdown, piano sales have soared. “I thought this was going to be the final nail,” … » Read

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New Artist of the Month: Soprano Vuvu Mpofu

July 1, 2020 | Clive Paget, Musical America
Like most opera singers right now, Vuvu Mpofu’s 2020 calendar is a patchwork of cancellations and question marks. Locked down in her grandmother’s house in Port Elizabeth, however, the South African soprano has a more immediate … » Read

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