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Recent Recordings of Note: A List

June 2, 2020 | Brian Wise, Musical America
From a turntable concerto to a Beethoven quartet cycle, the spring release schedule brings albums made largely before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered most recording studios and concert halls. Below are a few recent and upcoming highlights. May … » Read

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MA's Free Guide to Free Streams, June 1-8

June 1, 2020 | Clive Paget, Musical America
We will be updating this list weekly. Please note that all times are given in U.S. Eastern Time (ET). To calculate in other time zones or counties, British Summer Time (BST) is currently five hours ahead of ET and Central European Time (CET) is … » Read

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IDAGIO Offers a Way for Artists to Be Paid for Their Streams

June 1, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Classical music streaming service IDAGIO has launched a new online concert venue: The Global Concert Hall (GCH) is an audiovisual platform that enables artists and ensembles to offer exclusive digital concerts and-- unlike most artist-driven … » Read

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Scottish Opera, Forced to Regroup in the Past, Is Ready for the 'New Normal'

June 1, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
This is a terrible time for opera companies. The coronavirus pandemic has left stages dark, and every night the curtain fails to rise represents thousands in lost revenue. The Scottish Opera is no exception, as it has had to cancel 22 … » Read

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Met Cancels Fall Season, New Productions

June 1, 2020 | Ronald Blum
It was inevitable: “Given the enormous organizational complexity of the Met’s schedule, we have no choice but to cancel our fall season,” General Manager Peter Gelb said in a statement issued today. The season will begin instead … » Read

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Four European Orchestras, Back on Stage--Cautiously

May 29, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As parts of Europe emerge from the lockdown, a few, largely state-supported orchestras are taking baby steps back to the concert hall. In Berlin, where restaurants are open for dining in, the Philharmonic dipped its collective toe in the water … » Read

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'Rescue and Restart': Australian Arts Groups Get $50M

May 29, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Many of Australia’s largest performing arts organizations are posed to benefit from an infusion of $50m from the state of New South Wales (NSW)to offset losses incurred during the pandemic. "We know that the arts are a place of refuge and a … » Read

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The 'Philadelphia Orchestra Channel' Comes to Penn Med Hospitals

May 29, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Philadelphia Orchestra is doing its part to make time spent in the hospital less onerous during the coronavirus pandemic. Patients and health-care workers at Penn Medicine’s six sites can now view performance videos from the … » Read

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Members of Baylin Artists Roster Move to Alliance Artists Mgmt

May 28, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In February, even before COVID-19 caused the shutdown of the live, in-person performing arts world, Marc Baylin announced that, after nearly 40 years in the business, he would be closing shop at Baylin Artists, est. 1993, by June of 2021. His … » Read

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Bard, Bridgehampton Festivals Postponed to 2021

May 28, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Bard Music Festival/Bard SummerScape has officially been cancelled. In a letter to patrons sent out yesterday, organizers explained that the planned offerings between June 26 and August 16 had been postponed until summer 2021. Among them: the … » Read

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