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Trans-Siberian Orchestra resurrects ‘Ghosts’ at Philadelphia show – Allentown Morning Call says:

Allentown Morning Call
Trans-SiberianOrchestraresurrects 'Ghosts' at Philadelphia show
Allentown Morning Call
For the first time since the rock group/orchestrabegan its annual Christmas tours, it is not featuring one of the albums from its popular Christmas trilogy — “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” (1996), “The Christmas Attic” (1998) and “The Lost
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Trans-SiberianOrchestraSan Antonio Current
Trans-SiberianOrchestraa holiday stapleLowell Sun
From the Web: BYU Vocal Point rocks the Trans-SiberianOrchestrafor ChristmasDaily Herald
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Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra kicks off annual Christmas concert – says:
Mormon Tabernacle Choir,Orchestrakicks off annual Christmas concert
SALT LAKE CITY — The first performance of the annual Christmas concert of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir andOrchestrabegan Thursday at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City. The program was headlined by guest vocalist and Broadway star …

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Minnesota Orchestra’s Kevin Smith: Fanfare for an uncommon leader – Minneapolis Star Tribune says:

Minneapolis Star Tribune
MinnesotaOrchestra'sKevin Smith: Fanfare for an uncommon leader
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The meager breakfast of sweet rolls and fresh fruit had disappeared long ago and the coffee had gone cold, so the MinnesotaOrchestrapresident got up to walk back to his cabin at a funky little resort near Detroit Lakes, Minn., whereorchestramembers

Hartford Symphony Orchestra Could Shut Down – NBC Connecticut says:

NBC Connecticut
Hartford SymphonyOrchestraCould Shut Down
NBC Connecticut
The Hartford SymphonyOrchestrasays shutting down is possible as contract talks with the musicians union bog down. Jeff Verney, chairman of the Board of Directors, said Friday that contributors are balking because theorchestrahas not sufficiently …
Hartford SymphonyOrchestra, threatens shutdown as nearly yearlong labor talksThe Republic

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Conductor Kurt Masur, leader of orchestras in New York and beyond, has died – 89.3 KPCC says:

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Conductor Kurt Masur, leader oforchestrasin New York and beyond, has died
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Kurt Masur, the German conductor whose career spanned from leading anorchestrain East Germany to more than a decade of reshaping the New York Philharmonic, has died at age 88. A guest conductor who traveled the world to lead elite musicians, …
Orchestraconductor Kurt Masur dies at 88Fox News Latino
Masur And Levine On Parkinson's, Animating Wild Things And Shattering A StereotypeNPR
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Old Hits, New Twists On Count Basie Orchestra’s New Holiday Album – NPR says:

Old Hits, New Twists On Count BasieOrchestra'sNew Holiday Album
The legendary Count BasieOrchestrahas a new album of holiday music. It features new takes on some old hits. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with lead trumpeter Scott Barnhart about “A Very Swingin' Basie Chirstmas.” SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Count Basie died …