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Donor Accuses Bob Cole Conservatory of 'Elder Abuse,' Et al.

December 6, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Regena Cole, whose 2008 gift of $16.4 million to California State University-Long Beach (CSULB) was the largest in the institution’s history and prompted renaming the music department the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in honor of her late … » Read

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ENO to Put Down Roots in Manchester

December 6, 2023 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
A year after being told to relocate if it hoped for continued funding from Arts Council England, English National Opera has announced plans to establish its new headquarters in Manchester. Other cities that had been under consideration were … » Read

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Philly O's Trip a Boon to China-U.S. Relations, Says Ambassador

December 4, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
In 1973 the Philadelphia Orchestra became the first American orchestra to visit the People’s Republic of China. While a tour by the Philadelphians to celebrate the 50 th anniversary last May had to be cancelled due to the country’s … » Read

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Philly Pops Says It Will Pay Wages Due; No Name Pops Takes Over Holiday Concerts

December 4, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
This year’s holiday season in Philadelphia is awash with news about Pops, both on and off stage. On Dec. 1 A Very Philly Christmas , featuring the No Name Pops, opened a nine-concert run (through Dec. 23) in Verizon Hall. The recently … » Read

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Delos Goes Outhere

December 4, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Outhere Music is acquiring Delos, the 50-year-old California-based recording label founded by Amelia Haygood and led for many years by pianist Carol Rosenberger, the first artist Haygood recorded. Delos, a pioneer in digital recording, has … » Read

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Auschwitz Archives Reveal More Musical Treasures for Revival

December 4, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
In 2015, the British composer and conductor Leo Geyer was commissioned to write a piece honoring the historian and Holocaust expert Martin Gilbert [pictured]. While visiting the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau to get a “sense of the … » Read

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Historic U.K. Venue Reopens, Perhaps at Too High a Cost

December 1, 2023 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Five years ago Colston Hall, a concert venue in the center of Bristol that dated from 1867, was in desperate condition. “We had a building that was about to fall down," Louis Mitchell, chief executive of the Bristol Music Trust, tells the … » Read

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Met's Opening Night of Tannhäuser Interrupted by Activists

December 1, 2023 | George Loomis, Musical America
The Metropolitan Opera’s season premiere of Wagner’s Tannhäuser was disrupted last night (Nov 30) when a number of environmental protesters (identified as Extinction Rebellion NYC) began yelling remarks from the upper regions of … » Read

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City Ballet and Musicians Reach Accord

November 30, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Following several months of sometimes fractious negotiations , the New York City Ballet and its 63-member orchestra have reached a three-year agreement. Subject to approval by members of Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, the new … » Read

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Opus 3 Adds to Its Vocal Roster in an 'Integration' with Indie Firm

November 29, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Opus 3 Artists, purchased by the San Francisco of Music (SFCM) three years ago, will widen its roster of vocal artists by incorporating the 40 singers and two conductors on the roster of Magnum Opus Artists (MOA), a New Jersey-based firm … » Read

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