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Baltimore Symphony to receive $1.5M from Maryland for FY2022

“The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announced Tuesday it received $1.5 million from the state of Maryland,” reads an unsigned article in Tuesday’s (7/20) WJZ-TV (Baltimore) “It’s the first year of...

July 21, 2021

Jessica Morel tapped as Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra’s music director

“The Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra has appointed Jessica Morel as the new music director,” writes Gillian Smith in Monday’s (7/19) Patch (Princeton, NJ). “Morel joins the Greater Princeton Youth...

July 21, 2021

Scientists study potential uses of musical “earworms,” including as memory aids

“Spotify, SoundCloud and Apple Music all have playlists of ‘Baby Shark’ remixes,” writes Jeremy Reynolds in Sunday’s (7/18) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Would you walk 500 miles to get away from...

July 21, 2021

Obituary: Graham Vick, opera director, 67

“Sir Graham Vick, the internationally acclaimed opera director, has died from complications of Covid-19, at the age of 67,” reads an unsigned obituary in Sunday’s (7/18) Guardian (U.K.). “The...

July 21, 2021

St. Louis Symphony’s diversity efforts grow

“St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is stepping up its efforts to reach out to Black audiences and musicians,” reports Jeremy D. Goodwin in Monday’s (7/19) St. Louis Public Radio. “The...

July 20, 2021

Detroit Symphony hosts dementia-friendly virtual event with local partners

“Jim Morford, 79, can’t remember his monthly visits with his wife, Linda, to Orchestra Hall the past 15 years, but his love for the symphony continues,” writes Minnah Arshad in...

July 20, 2021

Melbourne Symphony’s new YouTube video, urging Australians to “play their part” by getting vaccinated

“The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra vaccine campaign has drawn rave reviews,” reports Neelima Choahan in Monday’s (7/19) Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The orchestra’s YouTube video “has soaring musical performances, an opulent...

July 20, 2021

NYC theaters, museums, and concert halls at forefront of city’s economic and cultural reopening

“Broadway is planning to start performances of at least three dozen shows before the end of the year … The Metropolitan Opera is planning a September return,” write Michael...

July 20, 2021

In Philadelphia, ongoing efforts to raise money for Marian Anderson sculpture and museum

Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves “has joined a quickly advancing dual effort to amplify [Anderson’s] voice with a proposed Broad Street sculpture honoring Anderson, and to bring critical funding to the...

July 20, 2021

Obituary: Edward Berkeley, Aspen Music Festival and School opera program director, 76

“Longtime Aspen Music Festival and School opera program director Edward Berkeley died unexpectedly Saturday,” writes Andrew Travers in Sunday’s (7/18) Aspen Times (CO). “The news was announced from the...

July 20, 2021