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Chicago Lyric, Musicians Reach Agreement

October 14, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
UPDATE: The contract has been ratified by the membership. Lyric Opera of Chicago released a statement Saturday evening indicating that it had reached agreement with its orchestra musicians, as represented by the Chicago Federation of Musicians … » Read

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Sinfonietta, Music Theater Wales Link Up; Opera Philly Too

October 12, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
A new partnership announced between Music Theater Wales (MTW) and the London Sinfonietta promises to create and tour new musical theater throughout the U.K. The Sinfonietta will perform in all MTW productions and help choose repertoire and … » Read

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'Spectacular Banalities': Albert Barnes on Mahler's Symphonies and Other Sacred Cows

October 12, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
During the 1920s, Albert Barnes took time out from amassing his unparalleled collection of art to share his unfiltered opinions about music with the Philadelphia Orchestra’s music director Leopold Stokowski. Your programs, opined Barnes, … » Read

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Teachout: The End of Opera as We Have Known It

October 12, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
In a recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) column, critic Terry Teachout argues that opera’s survival in America requires “fresh thinking” that is unlikely to come from large companies like the Metropolitan Opera. He points to what … » Read

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Chicago Lyric Musicians Dig in Their Heels

October 11, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As the strike by its orchestra enters Day 3, the Lyric Opera of Chicago is being forced to cancel its own performances and change venues of those by other groups, such as DaBu’s “Choir Choir Choir” on Friday. That sold-out … » Read

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A Special Strad: Recovered, Restored, Re-awakened

October 11, 2018 | Associated Press
NEW YORK — The Stradivarius stolen from late violinist Roman Totenberg and miraculously found more than three decades later has a new life—under the chin of a budding 18-year-old virtuoso. On Tuesday in New York, Totenberg’s … » Read

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