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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

New three-year contract for Nashville Symphony musicians: pay cuts in first year, followed by catch-up raises

“The union representing Nashville Symphony players has agreed to pay cuts following the mass furloughs last July. A new contract has been ratified with a 7% reduction in pay...

July 29, 2021

New Philharmonic sets schedule for in-person 2021-22 concert season

“The New Philharmonic, the professional orchestra in residence at College of DuPage’s McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn, plans to return to live, in-person performances for its 2021-22 season,”...

July 29, 2021

Minnesota’s Lakes Area Music Festival set for first season with new music director, Christian Reif

“Christian Reif is a young conductor with a career in full blossom,” writes Rob Hubbard in Tuesday’s (7/27) Star Tribune (Minneapolis). “He spent three years as resident conductor of...

July 29, 2021

Colorado’s Telluride Chamber Music Festival on pause, as it works toward year-round approach

“This week typically kicks off the Telluride Chamber Music Festival, which has been presenting classical music to audiences annually for nearly 50 years,” writes Justin Cried in Tuesday’s (7/28)...

July 29, 2021

NACO’s Marc Stevens tapped as Calgary Philharmonic’s next president and CEO

“The Calgary Philharmonic has found its new CEO and president, announcing that the post will be filled by former National Arts Centre Orchestra General Manager Marc Stevens,” writes Eric...

July 29, 2021