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La Scala Returns Saudi $$$; Pereira Keeps His Job

March 18, 2019 | Reuters
MILAN--La Scala has decided to return more than three million euros ($3.4 million) in funding to Saudi Arabia after a plan to work closely with the country was widely criticized, including by members of the governing League party. The Saudi … » Read
 

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More Chicago Symphony Concerts Canceled

March 18, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Despite continued talks through the weekend, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) and its musicians have been unable to reach agreement on contract terms. As a result, a second week of concerts has been cancelled, affecting all … » Read
 

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NJ Legislators Join Growing Opposition to Westminster Sale

March 15, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Next week, the New Jersey Attorney General is scheduled to complete his investigation of the attempted sale by Rider University of Westminster Choir College (WCC) to a Chinese manufacturing firm recently in the education business. Once the … » Read
 

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Arts Sector Contributed $763.6 Billion to U.S. Economy

March 14, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
For several years the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) have been crunching numbers to determine the economic impact of the arts and cultural sector in the U.S. Now the numbers are in . A recently … » Read
 

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Among All Online Audio Sources, Pandora Dominates at 90 Percent

March 14, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Two thirds of Americans—189 million—listen to online audio every month, and 169 million do so weekly. The percentage of online audio users is even greater—91 percent—for those in the 12-24 age cohort. The Infinite Dial , … » Read
 

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Brit Trade Group Study Shows Music Ed in Schools Is Ever-shrinking

March 13, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The state of music education in the western world is generally dismal, but the British seem to take special pleasure in conducting studies and writing letters of protest to drive home the point. The most recent example is a survey by the British … » Read
 

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Muti Smiles for the Cameras, Reiterates, "I am with the musicians."

March 13, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
“Usually, when there’s a labor issue, the music director is nowhere to be found.” So Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Robert Chen tells the Chicago Tribune in an article covering the striking musicians picketing … » Read
 

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How to Be a Groupie with Your Favorite Orchestra or Ballet Company

March 12, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
So you want to travel with an orchestra or a ballet or theater company? Step one is to take out your checkbook and make a contribution—usually at least $2,500—to your favorite one and be prepared to pay for your travel, lodging, and … » Read
 

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Lineup for 2020 Piatigorsky Cello Fest Announced

March 12, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic recently announced plans for the third Piatigorsky International Cello Festival. Scheduled for March 13 to 22, 2020, the quadrennial, 42-event … » Read
 

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Philadelphia O and Musicians Sign New Contract Ahead of Schedule

March 12, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As the Chicago Symphony Orchestra announces the cancellation of all concerts through March 17, due to the musicians’ strike (with Music Director Riccardo Muti now joining the players’ picket line outside Orchestra Hall), the … » Read
 
 

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