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Met Announces 10th Annual al Fresco Screenings

July 20, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Starting Saturday, August 25, and continuing through Monday, September 3, the Metropolitan Opera will offer its tenth annual “Summer HD Festival,” free outdoor screenings of recent performances on Lincoln Center Plaza. Some 3,000 … » Read

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Republican Proposal to Cut NEA Funding Voted Down by the House

July 19, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
There’s some good news in the realm of arts funding—for a change. Last night, the House of Representatives overwhelming voted NOT to cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities by 15 percent, by a vote of … » Read

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New Research Shows Early Violins Designed After Human Singing Voice

July 19, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
A recent study at the National Taiwan University bears out the theory that early violins were designed to mimic the human singing voice. As Baroque violinist Francesco Geminiani wrote in his 18th-century book, The Art of Playing on the Violin , … » Read

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Western-trained Conductors Complement China's Surge in Orchestras

July 18, 2018 | Agence France-Presse
BEIJING—Jing Huan [pictured] contemplates her baton as she waits in the wings for the brass and strings of China's Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra to tune. Age 36, Jing is part of a new breed of foreign-trained conductors, as China hopes to … » Read

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Trump in Europe: The Opera

July 17, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Just as Richard Nixon’s historic trip to China in 1972 inspired John Adams to write his first opera, Nixon in China , with librettist Alice Goodman, so has Trump’s visit to Europe inspired a writer who goes by the name Prospero to … » Read

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San Diego Opera Reports a Surplus

July 17, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The San Diego Opera (SDO) is on the mend. Four years ago the sudden announcement that financial challenges would force the SDO to close led a small group of renegade board members to recruit a new management team charged with dramatically … » Read

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