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Fate of Westminster Choir College Rests with the Court

February 19, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
After a hearing before Judge Robert T. Lougy last Friday in Mercer County Civil Court, Westminster Choir College (WCC) students, alumni, and faculty are awaiting a verdict that will determine WCC’s future viability. All three groups have … » Read

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Violinist Plays Her Instrument During Brain Surgery

February 19, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
King’s College Hospital in London has reported that a team of its surgeons successfully removed a brain tumor from a 53-year-old violinist without in any way impinging on her hand movements or coordination. They were able to ensure that … » Read

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To Tour or Not to Tour: A Moral Dilemma for Musicians

February 19, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
For performers, touring is essential, both for exposure and revenue. But as the impact of travel on the environment becomes ever more apparent, many feel a moral dilemma. While a well-established band such as Coldplay can decide not to tour to … » Read

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A New Era for the San Francisco Symphony

February 18, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Esa-Pekka Salonen’s inaugural, 2020-21 season at the artistic helm of the San Francisco Symphony is smashing, as much for the choice of repertoire as for the introduction of a new way forward for symphony orchestras. At the top of the list … » Read

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Hong Kong Phil Cancels Tour

February 19, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The coronavirus has scuttled the Hong Kong Philharmonic’s six-city tour of Japan, Korea, and Shenzhen, China, scheduled for March 5-28. It has also put the orchestra’s hometown season on hiatus, having caused all arts venues in Hong … » Read

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James Conlon to Replace Daniel Harding in Vienna

February 18, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Daniel Harding has withdrawn from conducting the Vienna Opera Ball two days from now, “due to a serious illness in the family,” reports the Staatsoper. James Conlon, who in December led successful performances of Die Zauberflöte … » Read

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