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Birmingham Symphony Hall Gets £4.5M from Arts Council England

June 14, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
It just might have something to do with Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla’s continued impact at the artistic helm of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, but for whatever reason, Arts Council England has decided to invest £4.5million to … » Read

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Baltimore Symphony's Future Uncertain

June 14, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The situation at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is even more dire than the recent cancellation of its summer concert season would indicate, according to today’s Baltimore Sun. That it could even continue to be a “going … » Read

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New App Enables Ensemble Practice When You're All Alone

June 13, 2019 | Agence France-Presse
Paris-based Digital Music Solutions has come up with a kind of karoke for instruments. It’s called NomadPlay . It uses an algorithm that separates out the sound components of a score to remove any instrument as desired, fading out an oboe … » Read

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White Light Festival Intrigues on Its Tenth Anniversary

June 13, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
October 19, 2019 will mark the opening of the tenth annual White Light Festival, a concept Lincoln Center Artistic Director Jane Moss first came up with a decade ago after taking Yoga classes. Its focus is still a bit fuzzy—part spiritual, … » Read

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Grant Park Orch Reaches Tentative Contract Agreement

June 12, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Chicago Federation of Musicians, representing members of the Grant Park Orchestra, has reached a new, tentative agreement with the players’ employers. Paul Winberg, president and CEO of the Grant Park Festival indicated that the new, … » Read

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Musicians Urge London Mayor to Drop BP from ROH Screenings

June 12, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Dame Evelyn Glennie, tenor Mark Padmore, and composer Nigel Osborne are among more than 200 U.K. prominent classical musicians asking London Mayor Sadiq Khan to rescind permission for BP’s sponsorship of the Trafalgar Square screenings of … » Read

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CSO Musician Outlines the Players' Successful Strike Strategy

June 11, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
An article by Chicago Symphony Orchestra bassist and players committee chair Steve Lester outlines the basic issues the led to the musicians' strike and the tactics used to achieve their goals. The end result was a 13.25 percent wage increase … » Read

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Spoleto, UNC Co-Commission Opera re Ibn Said

June 11, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
In 1807 a slave ship transported Omar Ibn Said, an enslaved African from Senegal, to Gadsden’s Wharf in Charleston. He will return, figuratively, during the 2020 Spoleto season as the protagonist in a new, as yet untitled opera by … » Read

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Australia's Song Company Saved from Extinction

June 10, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
In May it appeared that financial distress would force The Song Company, a widely praised Australian vocal ensemble, to  cease performing . Thanks to a significant individual gift as well as ongoing generous support from both Create NSW and … » Read

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Met Opera Nixes LePage's Faust Staging

June 9, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The widespread disdain for Robert LePage’s 2012 treatment of the Ring cycle at the Met, recently revived,  has largely overshadowed his earlier, more successful staging of Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust . The French … » Read

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