Today's News: 07/30/2021

Dallas Symphony to sell NFTs of concert with Metropolitan Opera musicians, proceeds to benefit musicians

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“NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, continue to gain traction in the world of classical music,” writes Tim Diovanni in Wednesday’s (7/28) Dallas Morning News. “The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has released...

July 30, 2021

NYC “Homecoming” show to star Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, Patti Smith, LL Cool J—and the New York Philharmonic

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“New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the full lineup for the city’s big upcoming ‘Homecoming Concert,’ ” reports Andrew Limbong on Wednesday’s (7/28) National Public Radio....

July 30, 2021

Priti Gandhi tapped as artistic director of Portland Opera

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“Back in 1994, Priti Gandhi auditioned for a job in the chorus at San Diego Opera. On Wednesday, Gandhi was named the new artistic director for Portland Opera, joining...

July 30, 2021

Simon Rattle expresses concerns about jingoistic aspects of Last Night of the Proms, jobs for musicians post-pandemic

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“Simon Rattle has said he avoided conducting at the Last Night of the Proms throughout his career because of his discomfort at its ‘jingoistic elements,’ ” writes Lanre Bakare...

July 30, 2021

Review: San Francisco Symphony in Farrenc, James P. Johnson, and Rossini, with Michael Morgan on the podium

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“Some conductors use a guest appearance with a major orchestra as an opportunity to show what they can do. Michael Morgan uses it to show what the orchestra can...

July 30, 2021

Spartanburg Philharmonic’s 2021-22 season, with five guest conductors

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South Carolina’s Spartanburg Philharmonic has announced details of its in-person 2021-22 season, with five programs led by conductors Kayoko Dan, Roger Kalia, Genevieve Leclair, Kelly Corcoran, and John Young...

July 30, 2021

Today's News: 07/30/2021