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Proms 2019: Lunar Landing, Sci-Fi Night, and 14 Enigmas

April 23, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Karina Canellakis, chief conductor of the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra as of next fall, on July 19 becomes the first woman ever to conduct a First Night of the Proms. The program includes the premiere of a BBC commission, Long Is the … » Read

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The Organ Survived. Now the Work Must Begin.

April 23, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
While it’s true that the organ at Notre Dame Cathedral, which Chief Organist Olivier Latry describes as “probably the most famous organ of the world,” survived last week’s tragic fire, repairing it will be a highly complex … » Read

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U.K. Arts Execs' Compensation Pales Compared to U.S.

April 22, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Results from a recent study by Arts Professional hints that artistic and executive chiefs at major U.K. arts organizations are well paid. The Royal Opera House, by way of example, in 2016-17 spent £4.2m,17 percent of its £24.7m annual … » Read

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City Ballet Ordered to Reinstate Fired Male Dancers

April 21, 2019 | Associated Press
NEW YORK — The New York City Ballet must reinstate two male dancers who were fired for sharing nude photos of women and sexually explicit texts, an arbitrator ruled Friday. The arbitrator decided the company should not have fired Amar … » Read

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U.K. Report: Arts Contribute More to the Economy than Agriculture

April 19, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Research commissioned by the Arts Council of England (ACE) reports that in 2016 arts and culture contributed £10.8bn ($14.15bn) to the U.K.’s economy, a figure that grew by £390m from the previous year. Arts and culture now … » Read

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Baltimore Symphony May Get $3.2M from State

April 19, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Things are looking up for the Baltimore Symphony. House Bill 1404, providing $1.6 million to the BSO for the next two fiscal years, is expected to be signed by Governor Larry Hogan in a few weeks. The legislation would also trigger the formation … » Read

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On Site Opera Launches Mobile App for Real-time Supertitles

April 18, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
What’s an opera company to do about super/surtitles when there is no projection screen available, much less the technology required to project titles? In the case of On Site Opera, whose productions have been mounted everywhere from the … » Read

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Cantonese Opera Has a New and Unlikely Star

April 18, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Donald Trump, no fan of the arts, is unwittingly helping to preserve one of China’s threatened cultural treasures—the Cantonese opera. Trump on Show , a new opera by Edward Li Kui-ming, played to packed houses during a recent … » Read

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ROH Loses Its Appeal on Damaged Hearing Case

April 18, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The U.K. Court of Appeal has ruled that the Royal Opera House (ROH)  failed to take reasonable steps to protect the hearing of violist Christopher Goldscheider [pictured] during a 2012 rehearsal of Wagner's Die Walküre.   As a … » Read

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Chicago Symphony Concerts Cancelled Through the End of April

April 18, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
All Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) concerts and ancillary events through April 30 have been cancelled, due to the ongoing strike by musicians. They presented a counteroffer to management’s “last, best, and final” … » Read

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