A Strange but Successful Mix: Hot Venezuelan, Cool Austrians

March 19, 2018 | Sedgwick Clark, Musical America
Gustavo Dudamel’s love affair with the Vienna Philharmonic continues unabated: Following a European tour last month they bounded into Carnegie Hall for a trio of concerts, headed for South America, and swung around for three in Mexico City. … » Read

Industry News

Baltimore Symphony Heads to Europe for the First Time in 13 Years

March 19, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra last ventured abroad 13 years ago under the baton of Yuri Temirkanov. In late August the orchestra and its Music Director Marin Alsop will kick off a European tour with two concerts that represent their debut at … » Read

Industry News

San Antonio Symphony Gets a Reprieve, at Least Through March 31

March 19, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The story of the San Antonio Symphony’s near death and temporary reprieve (through the end of this month anyway) is described with the full cast of characters in a Texas Public Radio post. The cast of characters includes the vice chair of … » Read

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James Levine Sues the Metropolitan Opera for Defamation and Breach of Contract

March 15, 2018 | Associated Press
Updates : The lawsuit is against the Metropolitan Opera and Peter Gelb, "in his professional and personal capacities." According to The New York Times, Levine is being represented by Elkan Abramowitz, whose clients have included Harvey Weinstein, … » Read

Contests & Awards

Competitions: Women Composers and an Uncontested Win

March 16, 2018 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Operas dramatizing the Syrian civil war, a mass shooter, and a female Mexican revolutionary are among the works-in-progress to receive Discovery Grants from Opera America’s Opera Grants for Female Composers program. The grants, totaling … » Read

Industry News

The Met Responds to Levine's Lawsuit

March 15, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In response to  James Levine’s lawsuit against the Metropolitan Opera for defamation and breach of contract, the Met through its lawyers has issued an official statement denying his claims against it and concluding that it intends to … » Read

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