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In today’s news: Poles attend less concerts now, scientists investigate women’s voices after pregnancy, Stephen Hough is awarded honorary membership of the RPS, Ivan Hewett investigates the future of classical music genre, the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle boosts classical music sales, Ivan Fischer, Christoph Eschenbach und Juraj Valcuha to share the Konzerthaus’ leadership, and in Hamburg’s “Komponistenquartier” new museums remind us of the works by Gustav Mahler as well as Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn.

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Less visitors in Polish Theatres and Concert Halls

In 2017, Poles attended more cultural events, but while cinemas, museums, and mass events draw more visitors, the number of entries to theatres and music institutions decreased by 9 percent to 13 million.

Classic FM

Women’s voices temporarily drop by two semitones after pregnancy

Researchers from the University of Sussex find that new mothers’ voices become temporarily deeper and more monotone for around a year after having their first child.

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Stephen Hough becomes RPS honorary member

Pianist Stephen Hough has been awarded honorary membership of the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS).

The Telegraph

Game shows and drag queens: how classical music is pushing boundaries

Ivan Hewett talks to the Artistic Director of The London Sinfonietta and explores the evolving landscape of the “new classical” genre.

Billboard

Royal Wedding & Sheku Kanneh-Mason Boost U.S. Classical Music Sales to Biggest Week of 2018

Thanks to the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, sales of classical music in the U.S. rose to its highest level in 2018.

Der Tagesspiegel

Die Mehrgenerationen-WG

Ivan Fischer, Christoph Eschenbach und Juraj Valcuha: Künftig teilen sich drei Dirigenten die Leitung des Konzerthausorchesters. Und die Musiker wagen Technikspielereien.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Für ihn vielleicht Beruf, für sie stets nur Zierde

Im Hamburger Komponistenquartier erinnern Museen für Mahler und die Geschwister Mendelssohn an die produktive, doch nie harmonische deutsch-jüdische Symbiose für das kulturelle Leben Deutschlands.

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„In Weimar fühlt man sich wie auf einer Insel“

Kirill Karabits hat sich als GMD des Deutschen Nationaltheaters in die Herzen der Musikfreunde in Weimar dirigiert – und genießt das Leben in der Goethestadt.

The New York Times

From Staff to Stave

Five Times colleagues from across the newsroom who play together in a classical music ensemble talk about how journalism and music overlap.

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Venice Symphony Appoints Troy Quinn Music Director

The Venice Symphony (Florida) has announced the appointment of American conductor Troy Quinn, 34, as Music Director from the 2018-19 season.

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(Written on June 4, 2018 )

In today’s news: Music helps children through tough times, Jessica Dandy wins Bach Singers Prize, Refugee ensemble gets standing ovations and 5 music start-up to watch. Also German city Bonn honours Beethoven and  Christoph Eschenbach is the new chief conductor of Konzerthausorchester Berlin.

Financial Times

Arts therapy: listening helps children tune into their potential

From Kabul to Hackney, music lessons help the young through tough times.

UNHCR

Refugee orchestra wins standing ovation

An eight-strong ensemble of performers from five countries performed at the Besançon Music Festival in France.

Music Teacher

Today’s children more musical than parents, research shows

Today’s secondary school children are more likely to be able to play a musical instrument than their parents or grandparents, according to a study by Town Hall Symphony Hall (THSH), Birmingham.

Early Music Today

Jessica Dandy wins LBS Bach Singers Prize

Contralto Jessica Dandy has won the sixth London Bach Society (LBS) Bach Singers Prize.

Opera Now

Richard Gaddes receives honorary fellowship from Trinity Laban

Trinity Laban has presented an honorary fellowship to alumnus Richard Gaddes, in recognition of his 50-year career in opera in the USA.

IQ

Unlocking blockchain: 5 music start-ups to watch

Tickets Cloud founder Katerina Kirillova highlights some of the companies hoping to revolutionize the music business using blockchain technology.

The New York Times

Lincoln Center to End Its Namesake Summer Festival

When Jane Moss arrived at Lincoln Center 25 years ago to shake up it’s programming, many people thought that the days of its well-loved but staid Mostly Mozart festival were numbered.

The Washington Post

The concert was about unity; the message was all Russian

It was an unusual event from the outset: a privately funded reception and concert of music by Russian and American composers, all based on an ambiguous premise.

Pizzicato

France plans merger of Orchestre de Paris and Philharmonie

The French Ministry of culture plans the merger of the Orchestra de Paris and the Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris, France Musique has revealed.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Hewlett Foundation Announces First Winners of 50 Arts Commissions Initiative

The Hewlett Foundation dropped a money bomb on the Bay Area arts scene today, announcing the first 10 recipients of the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions initiative.

Chicago Tribune

Opera ‘As One’ sings a timely tale of being transgender in America

At a time when transgender issues are turning up more often in the national conversation, a recent opera about the journey to self-acceptance of a young trans protagonist is all the more topical than it must have seemed at its premiere three years ago.

Tagesspiegel

Das alles und noch viel mehr

Vom Wunderkind zum Bühnenstar: Der Pianist und Dirigent Daniel Barenboim hat musikalisch wie kulturpolitisch eine glückliche Hand. Heute wird er 75 Jahre alt.

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Musikpreis des Kantons Bern für Meret Lüthi und Ernesto Molinari

Die Violinistin und Gründerin des Alte-Musik-Ensembles “Les Passions de l’âme” Meret Lüthi sowie der Klarinettist Ernesto Molinari sind mit dem diesjährigen Musikpreis des Kantons Bern ausgezeichnet worden.

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Bonn entdeckt Beethoven doch noch für sich

Lange hat sich Bonn wenig um den berühmtesten Sohn der Stadt gekümmert. Mit den Feiern zum 250. Geburtstag des Komponisten soll sich das ändern: Ludwig van Beethoven soll zum Aushängeschild der Stadt werden.

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Eschenbach wird Chefdirigent des Konzerthausorchesters Berlin

Christoph Eschenbach, der in den 1980er-Jahren auch das Zürcher Tonhalle-Orchester geleitet hat, wird ab der Saison 2019/20 für vorerst drei Jahre Nachfolger von Iván Fischer an der Spitze des Konzerthausorchesters Berlin.

France musique

Réforme du ministère de la Culture : des propositions chocs pour la musique

Intégration de l’Orchestre de Paris au sein de la Philharmonie, fin des régimes spéciaux à l’Opéra national de Paris… France Musique révèle les mesures du document du ministère de la Culture qui concernent le monde musical.

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The 2017 Global Collections Report is now available. Creators’ global royalty collections hit record €9.2 billion. Digital income growth accelerates to 51% as CISAC member author societies drive efficiencies worldwide.

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(Written on November 15, 2017 )

In today’s news: traveling musicians and British Airways, Sing for Pleasure announces young conducting scholars, Garsington Opera and the 360-degree simulated experience. VocalEssence launches a youth programme, fair pay for Australian artists is still out of reach and the Perth Festival reveals its 2018 line-up.

The Times

BA tells musicians to buy another seat for their cello

British Airways has caused consternation among some leading performers by making it easier to carry violins and violas but effectively banning most other instruments from the cabin, including guitars, unless passengers buy a second seat.

Classical Music

Sing for Pleasure announces young conducting scholars 2017/18

Sing for Pleasure has announced the recipients of scholarship places on its Young Conductors’ Programme for the coming academic year.Garsington Opera

Opera Now

Garsington Opera unveils 360-degree audience experience

Audiences can immerse themselves in Garsington Opera’s Silver Birch, thanks to a 360-degree simulated experience available on BBC Arts Digital.

Choir and Organ

VocalEssence launches youth programme

VocalEssence, a choral arts nonprofit based in Minnesota, has launched a youth programme.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify, Soundcloud and Deezer join forces as part of new EU lobbying group

Spotify, SoundCloud and Deezer are amongst new members of a European lobbying organization which aims to “advocate for policies that shape a favourable business environment for digital music”.

NYTIMES

Lyric Opera of Chicago Offers Very Theatrical ‘Die Walküre’

CHICAGO — Many productions of Wagner’s “Die Walküre” stage the “Ride of the Valkyries” scene as a rowdy reunion. We see eight Valkyrie sisters, who arrive on their flying steeds, assemble at a mountaintop to greet one another giddily.

Limelight 

Fair pay for Australian artists still out of reach, study shows

Artists earn less than most professionals, with disparities even more pronounced for women and differently abled artists.

Perth Festival reveals its 2018 line-up

The programme includes Jordi Savall, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Taipei’s U-Theatre and the Michael Clark Company.

France Musique

Décès de l’organiste Michel Chapuis

L’organiste Michel Chapuis est décédé à l’âge de 87 ans. Musicien internationalement reconnu, il a notamment été titulaire de l’orgue du chœur de la cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Paris et de l’orgue de la chapelle du château de Versailles.

Tagesspiegel

Landesjugendorchester Berlin Tänzerische Leichtigkeit

30 Jahre Landesjugendorchester Berlin: Zum Jubiläum spielt das junge Ensemble Mozart und Vasks im Konzerthaus.

Nachfolger von Ivan Fischer Christoph Eschenbach wird neuer Chefdirigent des Konzerthauses

Seit 55 Jahren steht er auf den Bühnen dieser Welt. Mit Christoph Eschenbach übernimmt ab 2019 ein erfahrener Maestro den Taktstock am Konzerthaus. Er wird den Orchesterwettbewerb auffrischen.

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Programme abseits der Konventionen beim Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo

Das Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo findet in diesem Jahr zum 37. Mal statt. Auch in diesem Jahr hat der Festivalleiter Marc Monnet mehrere Schwerpunkte gesetzt, die das umfangreiche Programm mit thematischen Strängen durchziehen. 

Berlin.de

Bachs h-Moll-Messe ist Unesco-Welterbe

Jetzt hat es die Berliner Staatsbibliothek schwarz auf weiß: Das Manuskript von Johann Sebastian Bachs (1685-1750) h-Moll-Messe gehört nun offiziell zum Unesco-Weltkulturerbe.

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(Written on November 13, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, local authority arts services in the UK continue to be cut, Bataclan reopens for Sting during emotional night in Paris, and San Francisco Symphony begins first tour to Korea. Also, Christoph Eschenbach is awarded Hindemith-Prize and musicians of Elbphilharmonie Hamburg start moving into new building.

ArtsProfessional

Local authority arts services continue to be cut

Local authorities are expected to spend 13% less on arts services this year than in 2015/16 as they struggle to cope with cuts from central government, according to estimates by Arts Development UK (ADUK).

The Local.fr

Bataclan reopens for Sting in emotional night in Paris

Almost a year to the day since 90 music lovers were gunned down by jihadists inside the Bataclan concert hall, the venue reopened on Saturday with the owners saying the show must go on.

Music Business Worldwide

What does the music business want from London’s new ‘Night Czar’?

If you didn’t know, London has a new Night Czar. What’s a Night Czar? Well, it’s like a Mayor for the night-time. But it’s definitely not a Night Mayor, because that doesn’t sound quite right.

The Violin Channel

Grzegorz Kotow – “From Quartet Violinist to Artist Manager”

Former Szymanowski Quartet violinist Grzegorz Kotow talks us through his transition from quartet life to that of an artist manager.

KQED Arts

On SF Symphony’s First Trip to Korea, a Family Legacy Comes Full Circle

As the San Francisco Symphony begins its first tour to Korea, one of the most dramatic East-meets-West stories in the music world remains largely unknown.

Klassik.com

Dirigent Christoph Eschenbach mit Hindemith-Preis ausgezeichnet

Die mit 10.000 Euro dotierte Ehrung der Stadt Hanau wurde ihm für seine Deutung von Werken des Komponisten Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) verliehen. Mit seinem weltweiten Ansehen, das er für seine musikalischen Fähigkeiten genieße, sei Eschenbach ein würdiger Preisträger.

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Vier Institutionen neu auf Roter Liste des Kulturrats

Vier Institutionen sind neu auf der Roten Liste der gefährdeten Kultureinrichtungen. Wie der Deutsche Kulturrat am Freitag mitteilte, sieht er das Schloss Freienwalde in Brandenburg und das Eldorado-Kino in München als akut gefährdet.

Musik Heute

Musiker stellen Elbphilharmonie-Backstagebereich vor

“Das ist wie ein neues Zuhause. So etwas hatten wir noch nie”, schwärmte Hornist Dave Claessen des NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchesters in einem der sieben Stimmzimmer der Elbphilharmonie mit Blick auf die Elbe. Nach der ersten Probe im neuen Konzertsaal seien Tränen geflossen.

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(Written on November 14, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Kah Chun Wong wins the Bamberg Symphony’s Mahler Conducting Competition, a campaign has been launched to save the European Union Youth Orchestra and Scottish Opera might have a hit with its new Mikado.

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Masur Protégé wins Mahler Conducting Competition

Kah Chun Wong (*1986) from Singapore won First Prize at the Mahler Competition of the Bamberg Symphony.

EUYO

How can you help?

We are beginning a campaign to try to help safeguard a sustainable future of the European Union Youth Orchestra. If you would like to contribute to this campaign there are several ways to do so.

The Spectator

Scottish Opera could have a hit on its hands with this new Mikado

You have to be quite silly to take Gilbert and Sullivan seriously. But even sillier not to. G&S is still a litmus test for a particularly British type of operatic snobbery: ‘Is there a place for Gilbert and Sullivan in the 21st century?’ asked a Radio 3 presenter last year, about the time that ENO’s new Pirates of Penzance broke all audience records for live cinema relays in the UK.

BBC News

Michael Crawford ‘terrified’ ahead of West End return

Michael Crawford says he is “terrified” as he prepares to return to the West End stage for the first time in five years at the end of the month.

Classical Music Magazine

NAfME CEO steps down following remarks on diversity

The executive director and chief executive of the US-based National Association for Music Education Michael Butera stepped down on 11 May.

Kent Music announces technology-focused Project 14 course

Kent Music’s Orchestra ONE Project 14 course will take place 1-5 August at Maidstone’s Cornwallis Academy.

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Even Scarier Than The Book Or Movie: ‘The Shining’ Is Now An Opera

The Shining was Stephen King’s first hardback bestseller. Stanley Kubrick’s film version was listed by no less than Martin Scorcese as one of the scariest horror films ever made. Now, the story is an opera.

Musik heute

Christoph Eschenbach mit Brahms-Preis ausgezeichnet

Der Dirigent und Pianist Christoph Eschenbach ist am Donnerstagabend mit dem Brahms-Preis 2016 geehrt worden.

klassik.com

Querelen um Film über Florence Foster Jenkins

Die Sopranistin Julia Kogan beansprucht Rechte als Co-Autorin am Drehbuch der Neuverfilmung über das Leben von Florence Foster Jenkins.

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Maria Guleghina erlitt Lebensmittelvergiftung in Wladiwostok

Die in Luxemburg lebende russische Sopranistin Maria Guleghina musste nach einer in einem Restaurant in Wladiwostok erlittenen Lebensmittelvergiftung aus der ‘Tosca’-Produktion des Mariinsky Theaters in der am Nordpazifik gelegenen russischen Hafenstadt ausscheiden.

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Petroc Trelawny @PetrocTrelawny Bravo for what sounds like a triumphant last minute rescue job last night.From auditorium to stage

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The Strad @TheStradMag Video: Guy Johnston talks about the moment his string snapped at the in 2000

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(Written on May 13, 2016 )

Aus dem omanischen Wüstensand in die K.u.K.-Herrlichkeit: Nach dem Gastspiel der Bamberger Symphoniker in Muscat sind sie nun in Graz angekommen. Und mit ihnen: Das Fotobuch von Nora Gomringer und Andreas Herzau, das im wunderschönen Stefaniensaal bereits auf sie wartet. Heute Abend und morgen sind sie dort unter der Leitung ihres Ehrendirigenten Christoph Eschenbach zu hören. Auf dem Programm: Werke von Ruzicka, Schumann und Brahms.

Die ganze Reise des Buches gibt es hier nachzulesen.

 

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(Written on April 25, 2016 )

Nach Monte Carlo sind die Bamberger Symphoniker heute zum allerersten Mal zu Gast in Oman! Mit ihrem Ehrendirigenten Christoph Eschenbach und Pianist Saleem Abboud Ashkar spielen sie Werke von Beethoven und Bach. Auch ihr Fotobuch (von Nora Gomringer und Andreas Herzau, im Hatje Cantz Verlag erschienen) ist wieder mit dabei und wartet bereits vor dem Royal Opera House Muscat.

Die ganze Reise des Buches gibt es hier nachzulesen.

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(Written on April 21, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Tagesspiegel announces Jakub Hrůša as the new Chief Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony and Sinfini investigates the price of an opera education. Also a strike at the Opera de Paris and Hungarian conductor delays concert to criticise Europe’s response to refugee crisis.

Gramophone

Jakub Hrůša named new Chief Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony

Jakub Hrůša has been named as the new Chief Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony, from the beginning of the 2016 season.

Classical Music Magazine

Guildhall announces new creative entrepreneurs

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama has announced its third cohort of Creative Entrepreneurs.

Sinfini Music

Opera education: Overpriced/unnecessary?

When Christopher Gillett started out as a singer, his education came free (courtesy of a Government grant) and lessons were arranged at his discretion. Yet aspiring young opera singers these days can face up to a decade of postgraduate education (with a correspondingly eye-watering pricetag).

Classic fm

Top Hungarian conductor delays concert to criticise Europe’s response to refugee crisis

In a speech before a concert in Berlin yesterday the great conductor Iván Fischer called the EU’s policies ‘dated’ and ‘obsolete’ and called on European countries to allow refugees to register in whichever country they choose.

Royal Opera House

The Opera Platform to offer more live relays during 2015/16

Streaming platform to offer more opportunities to catch productions from Europe’s top opera houses during the coming season.

Der Tagesspiegel

“Wir atmen die gleiche musikalische Luft”

Der Tscheche Jakub Hrusa wird im Sommer 2016 Chefdirigent der Bamberger Symphoniker. Damit tritt er in die Fußstampfen von Jonathan Nott, der nach Genf wechselt.

BR Klassik

“Wir haben ein Kribbeln gespürt” Jakub Hrůša wird neuer Chef der Bamberger Symphoniker

Bis zur Pressekonferenz wurde sein Name geheim gehalten. Nun ist es raus: Jakub Hrůša wird ab 2016 am Pult der Bamberger Symphoniker stehen. Der 1981 geborene tschechische Dirigent löst dann Jonathan Nott ab.

Musik heute

Wiener Philharmoniker geben Benefizkonzert für Flüchtlinge

Die Wiener Philharmoniker veranstalten am 28. September ein Benefizkonzert für die Flüchtlingshilfe. Christoph Eschenbach dirigiert im Wiener Konzerthaus die beiden letzten Mozart-Sinfonien sowie Richard Wagners “Wesendonck-Lieder” mit der Mezzosopranistin Elisabeth Kulman, teilte das Orchester am Montag mit.

France Musique

Grève reconduite à l’Opéra de Paris : la représentation de Platée annulée

Après Madame Butterfly samedi dernier, c’est au tour de Platée de Rameau d’être annulé ce lundi soir à l’Opéra de Paris en raison d’une grève.

Le Figaro

Une œuvre de Stravinsky retrouvée à Saint-Pétersbourg

La partition du Chant funèbre, datant de 1909, a été récupérée au conservatoire de Saint-Pétersbourg. Jouée une seule fois, on pensait qu’elle avait défintivement disparu depuis la guerre civile.

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Of all his works, Igor Stravinsky considered the recently rediscovered “Chant funèbre” to be one of the most accomplished. Photo credit: Don Hunstein/Lebrecht/Rue des Archives

 

(Written on September 8, 2015 )

Guardian

7 ways a streaming iTunes could compete with Spotify and its rivals

Apple rumoured to be in talks with labels over on-demand service. How will it disrupt the competition?

Roger Wright to leave BBC after 15 years as Radio 3 controller

Director of the BBC Proms exits corporation to become chief executive of Aldeburgh music festival.

Who will replace Roger Wright at the BBC – and will his job even continue to exist?

Wright’s dual role at the BBC sees him as controller of Radio 3 and director of the Proms. There will be plenty of candidates for the latter role, but few will have appetite for the former.

Classical Music Magazine

San Diego Opera to close due to financial pressures

Financial strains affecting music organisation across the US have brought a surprise closure announcement from the San Diego Opera.

Sinfini Music 

Why children shouldn’t sing opera

A nine-year old Dutch girl is about to release a CD of operatic arias on Simon Cowell’s Syco label. Operatic tenor Christopher Gillett, aged 50+, thinks the whole idea of children singing opera is wrong, wrong, wrong.

The Washington Post

Eschenbach’s NSO contract extended through 2016-17

The Kennedy Center and the National Symphony Orchestra have announced that the contract of their director, Christoph Eschenbach, will be extended through 2016-17.

The Huffington Post

Japanese Pianist Yoshiki Battles Holographic Version Of Himself

Well known for his flair on stage, at this year’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, pianist Yoshiki Hayashi took the stage with his virtual counterpart to duet.

Süddeutsche Magazin

Ich muss unsicher sein

Die französische Pianistin Hélène Grimaud wird auf der ganzen Welt gefeiert. Aber am besten geht es ihr, wenn sie sich wie ein Staubkorn im Universum fühlt. Sagt sie. Und das meint sie ernst.

 

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Schools Music Association @SchoolsMusicUK “Schools Music Association votes to become part of the ISM http://www.schoolsmusic.org.uk/sma-news/2014/3/25/schools-music-association-votes-to-become-part-of-the-ism.html/”

Stephen P Brown @Stephen_P_Brown “New #OrchChat Monday 7:30pm EDT – Ignoring classical music: instant gratification/ attention span http://www.stephenpbrown.com/classical-music-ignored/”

Eric Whitacre @EricWhitacre “At some point the pain of the deadline becomes greater than the pain of indecision. Deadlines are the only reason I finish anything.”

the listener “@inthetheatre Could San Diego’s opera closure happen in Chicago? @scoopit http://sco.lt/8HdMUj

George @OperaCreep “Aha…new BBC Directors for Arts and Music just announced…clearly Roger Wright didn’t fit in the structure http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2014/bbc-arts-release.html”

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(Written on March 25, 2014 )