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Sphinx & Friends Create New Program to Diversify American Orchestras

April 18, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In an initiative designed to make orchestras look more like the communities they serve, not to mention the general population of the U.S., three organizations have joined forces to create what they are calling the National Alliance for Audition … » Read

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A Day in the Life of Glenn Gould: Jessye Wins, Alma Plays

April 17, 2018 | Stephen Cera, Musical America
TORONTO – Friday, April 13 th was no hex for the Glenn Gould Foundation, created to honor the legacy and impact of the iconic Canadian pianist who died some 35 years ago, at age 50.   The biennial Glenn Gould Prize of $100,000 CAD is … » Read

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Music Academy in Alliance with London Symphony Orchestra

April 16, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Music Academy of the West has broadened the meaning of its moniker to include western Europe. Having completed its four-year student alliance with the New York Philharmonic, MAW is moving on to the London Symphony Orchestra.   Starting … » Read

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Proposed Merger between Teatro Real and Teatro Zarzuela Prompts Protests at World Opera Forum

April 16, 2018 | Ken Smith, Musical America
MADRID – Their timing was certainly strategic. April 12, on the eve of the inaugural World Opera Forum hosted by Teatro Real, members of Opera Europa, Opera America, and Opera Latinoamerica, demonstrators gathered outside the theater to … » Read

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Paris Opera Ballet Dancers Report Bullying and Sexual Harassment

April 16, 2018 | Agence France-Presse
PARIS--A survey of ballet dancers at the Paris Opera has revealed widespread complaints of bullying and sexual harassment, as well as separate management concerns over the leadership of dance director Aurelie Dupont. In the anonymous survey seen … » Read

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Annapolis Symphony Launches Academy with Diversity as a Goal

April 15, 2018 | Rachael Pacella
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — When the Annapolis Symphony Academy launches this fall, half the students in the program will be African-American or Hispanic-Latino. That's because when the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra decided to create its own academy … » Read

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