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Opera in the UK, Fall 2017: Did We 'Forget to Have Courage'?

December 18, 2017 | Mark Valencia, Musical America
LONDON--It’s been the oddest of years in British opera, especially in London. Good new productions were in short supply from both the Royal Opera and English National Opera, yet distinguished revivals cast from strength were plentiful. This … » Read

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IMG Artists and Warner CEOs: Trump Contributors with Ties to Putin

December 18, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
An investigative report by the Dallas Morning News suggests that Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential investigation may entangle some key players in the world of classical music. As related on … » Read

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Gospel Music Museum Planned for Chicago's South Loop

December 15, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Don Jackson, founder of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, recently announced plans for the National Museum of Gospel Music. The $37.2 million project will be located close to Lake Shore Drive and the South Loop in Chicago’s Bronzeville … » Read

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Fall 2017 in NYC: Hard Choices for New Music Fans

December 14, 2017 | Bruce Hodges, Musical America
In a December 7, 2007, post on his blog, The Rest is Noise , Alex Ross noted 11 new- music concerts— eleven— scheduled for that evening. Ten years later, though nights like that are rare, fans of contemporary repertoire can still be … » Read

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Classical Music Field Is Fertile Ground for Discrimination

December 13, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
A recent study by the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) finds 60 per cent of people who work in classical music in the UK have experienced sexual harassment and discrimination. “The primary place in which it’s taking place is in … » Read

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SoCal Makes the Case for Survival of the Hippest in 2017

December 13, 2017 | Richard Ginell, Musical America
LOS ANGELES—Some East Coast commentators conceded this year that Southern California is the place to be as far as “important” progressive musical activity is concerned. As usual in recent years, the Los Angeles Philharmonic was … » Read

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