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45th Anniversary of Terry Riley's "In C"


The New York Times has a nice write up of the 45th Anniversary performance of "In C".

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Complex Patterns Within a Simple Key

Andre Previn at 80


Opera News has a profile with the composer, Andre Previn, who turns 80 this year. Featured is his new opera, Brief Encounter, which premieres at Houston Grand Opera next month.

Encountering Previn
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Board Eats Endowment, Gloom Deepens at City Opera: Commentary


Bloomberg News has an astute commentary by Zinta Lundborg of the dire straits at New York City Opera. This follows the news that NYCO's endowment is down to $3 million from $51 million in 2001.

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Board Eats Endowment, Gloom Deepens at City Opera: Commentary
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Dutch Group Acquires Rodgers and Hammerstein Catalog


The estates of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II have sold the rights to the legendary duo’s songs and musicals to Imagem Music Group, an investment arm of a huge Netherlands-based pension fund.

The sale represents a transfer of power over one of America’s most famous song catalogs and the licensing rights for future productions of the musicals, which until now had been controlled by the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, a Manhattan-based company that is widely known in the theater world for its quality control and the active involvement of two heirs, the writers’ daughters Mary Rodgers Guettel and Alice Hammerstein Mathias.

Rodgers and Hammerstein Catalog Sold
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Steve Reich Wins 2009 Pulitzer Prize


Considered long overdue by many, one of America's most widely known and performed composers, Steve Reich has been awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Music for Double Sextet.

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Composer sues Brooklyn Philharmonic for ruining his career


Composer Nathan Currier is suing the Brooklyn Philharmonic for cutting short the debut of his "Gaian Variations," which prmiered at Lincoln Center in 2004. Currier's piece was truncated, which he alleges was to avoid paying musicians overtime. The resulting bad review in the NY TImes, has caused vast damage personally and professionally, Currier alleges.

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Composer Sues Brooklyn Philharmonic
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ASCAP Announces 2009 Young Composer Awards


ASCAP Foundation President Marilyn Bergman has announced the recipients of the 2009 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. The young composers will be recognized at the 10th Annual ASCAP Concert Music Awards at The Times Center in New York on May 21, 2009.

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Listen - The New Classical Music Magazine


Listen: Life with classical music is the first general interest magazine to be published in the US since Musical America went out of print in 1992. Founded by Eric Feidner of ArkivMusic, the magazine faces some steep competition.

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New magazine takes on foreign rivals in a niche market

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Annual Orchestra Festival at Carnegie Hall Encourages Inventive Programming


In 2011, a new annual festival of North American orchestras will debut at Carnegie Hall. The first seven orchestras have been selected. With financing secured through an Andrew W. Mellon grant, the goal of the festival is to encourage inventive programming that holds meaning to the mission of each orchestra, including more new music.

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Seven Picked for 2011 Debut of Annual Orchestra Festival

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Colombia's Music Festival


The Cartagena International Music Festival is in it's third year and quickly growing in its reputation as a new international festival to watch.

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Bowing for Beginners

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