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10 Years On, Hervé Boissière Claims Success

December 13, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Ten years ago, with generous support from the French government, Hervé Boissière launched an ambitious effort to marry 21st-century digital technology with the best classical music in the world. Today the Frenchman’s … » Read

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Seattle Opera Center Preps for Grand Opening

December 12, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
On Dec. 15 the public gets a chance to see what $60 million has bought for the Seattle Opera during the grand-opening celebration of the company’s new headquarters. The 105,000-square-foot, glass-clad building is part of the 74-acre Seattle … » Read

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A (Literally) Life-saving Concert

December 12, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
An 89-year-old music lover’s recent attendance at a chamber music concert very likely saved her life. As the Mistral ensemble was about to begin the third work in its concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brookline, MA, Ingrid … » Read

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Four Premieres Scheduled for Washington National Opera

December 11, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Washington National Opera (WNO) is gearing up for its its annual American Opera Initiative (AOI) showcase, with four world premieres in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, January 11-13. Over seven seasons, AOI has supported the development … » Read

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WaPo Takes Up Pay Discrimination in American Orchestras

December 11, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Washington Post has again taken up the issue of women being treated unfairly in the classical music realm, this time zeroing in on Boston Symphony Orchestra principal flute Elizabeth Rowe’s lawsuit against her employer for a salary … » Read

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Bell Ringers in the German Countryside Prompt Lawsuits

December 6, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Clanging cowbells are cause for an ongoing legal skirmish between neighbors in Holzkirchen, a small town south of Munich, Germany. When a couple bought a large house in the fields on the edge of the town in 2011, they looked forward to a quiet … » Read

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