Category: Industry Buzz

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Colafelice wins Cooper piano competition

Leonardo Colafelice, a sixteen-year-old Italian pianist, has won first prize in the 2012 Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition, co-presented by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music ......

July 30, 2012

Misha Dichter: pianist and cartoonist

The pianist Misha Dichter has recently published A Pianist’s World in Drawings, a collection of drawings in an 83-page e-book by Rosetta Books. The book includes caricatures...

July 27, 2012

World premieres in 2012-13 and 2013-14 in New York, Boston, Texas

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra—plus a new festival and two opera companies—are among the arts organizations with world premieres recently announced ...

July 26, 2012

Study: arts generated $68.3M in Lee County, Florida in 2010

The nonprofit organization Americans for the Arts has released an economic impact study finding that the nonprofits arts-and-culture industry generated $68.3 million in annual economic activity in...

July 25, 2012

Orchestras in New England and NY/NJ change names, mission statements

This week, the Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra and the New York Chamber Virtuosi made separate announcements that they are changing their names and updating their mission statements....

July 23, 2012

Revenue records set at Tanglewood, Oregon Bach festivals

The Tanglewood Festival in western Massachusetts and the Oregon Bach Festival, based in Eugene, have each broken sales records for events this summer. Tanglewood’s 75th-anniversary gala concert...

July 24, 2012

Recordings news from L.A., Toronto, Virginia, New York, and Boston

Among the orchestras with recent recordings news are the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, and Boston Baroque. ...

July 20, 2012

Upbeat fiscal news for orchestras in Ohio, Virginia, and Winnipeg

The Ohio-based ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, the Virginia Symphony, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra have each announced balanced budgets for 2011-12. The ProMusica Chamber Orchestra ...

July 19, 2012

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s new free mobile app

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has launched its first mobile application, the SPCO Classical Listening Library, featuring more than 250 live concert recordings that can be streamed...

July 18, 2012

Lyric Opera of Chicago gets $2 million for community-engagement, artistic programs

The Lyric Opera of Chicago has received $2 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a long-term new initiative known as Lyric Unlimited, which encompasses expanded...

July 17, 2012