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La Scala to Sell €2Tix to Under-25 Crowd

September 21, 2018 | James Imam, Musical America
La Scala and the Italian Ministry of Culture have designed a new ticketing scheme to encourage young people to attend the opera. A total of 2,200 tickets for the 2018-19 season are to be priced at €2 for individuals under 25; specifically, … » Read
 

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Atlanta Symphony's Executive Director Making Key Strides

September 21, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Just a few years ago, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) was in perilous straits. Years of deficit spending and a protracted lockout of the musicians during a bitter contract negotiation led to the departure of the executive director and seemed … » Read
 

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ROH Makes $66M Upgrade as the Show (and Rehearsals) Goes On

September 21, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
How do you carry out a $66 million renovation in a historically important concert venue that can’t afford to cancel a single rehearsal or performance? Very carefully, says Alex Beard (no relation to the author), the Royal Opera … » Read
 

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Marek Janowski Returns to Artistic Helm of Dresden

September 21, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Marek Janowski is to be the next principal conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic, succeeding Michael Sanderling as of the 2019-20 season. Janowski, now 79, held the job from 2001-03 and has been convinced, apparently by the musicians, to come out … » Read
 

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Music Modernization Act Passes in the Senate

September 20, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In an extremely rare bipartisan vote, rarer still that it benefits the music industry, the Senate on Wednesday passed the Music Modernization Act, updating the system of royalty payments to composers, artists, producers, engineers, et al. for the … » Read
 

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David DiChiera Dies at 83

September 20, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
David DiChiera, founder and longtime artistic director of the Michigan Opera Theater and a key force in the revival of  “Motor City,” died at his home on September 18 after a long, off-again,  on-again battle with pancreatic … » Read
 
 

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