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Renee Fleming takes career in new directions – Post-Bulletin
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Renee Fleming takes career in new directions
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She sings fewer operas now, “Capriccio” being one of them, in Chicago this month and in Dresden next. She's heard more often in concerts, such as the opening gala for the MinnesotaOrchestrain September and a 60th anniversary program on Nov. 1 for the …

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Review: Minnesota Orchestra gives Strauss his due – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
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Review: MinnesotaOrchestragives Strauss his due
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And now: Strauss the painter. During the MinnesotaOrchestra'sOctober with the music of composer Richard Strauss, audiences have gotten a sense of him as storyteller, musical mystic and evocative operatic scene setter. But, for this weekend's final

Review: New Florida Orchestra conductor Michael Francis wows crowd – Tampabay.com
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Review: New FloridaOrchestraconductor Michael Francis wows crowd
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Elgar's attempts to work out his demons brought out the most passion in Francis, who might have galloped off the stage with the military rhythms of theorchestra. A few magic moments had everyone in the theater syncopated, tied together in the sights

Memphis Symphony Orchestra Musicians Agree to 38 Percent Budget Cut … – Classicalite
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Memphis SymphonyOrchestraMusicians Agree to 38 Percent Budget Cut
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Musicians and board members alike try and find the best way to reduce costs and salaries to keep the Memphis SymphonyOrchestraafloat. With budget cuts, the next step is to bring a larger audience to performances. (Photo : EACC/Wikimedia Commons).

Mediated talks between Atlanta Symphony musicians, leaders stalled over … – Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
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Mediated talks between Atlanta Symphony musicians, leaders stalled over
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
After three weeks of federally mediated contract negotiations, talks between Atlanta SymphonyOrchestramusicians and ASO and Woodruff Arts Center administrators again appear at an impasse. No further sessions are planned, the musician lockout will …
Woodruff Arts Center Gives Atlanta Symphony Players Deadline to AcceptWABE 90.1 FM
MARTA union joins ASO musicians in rallyWXIA-TV
Just in: Atlanta musicians say bosses have walked out of mediation talksSlipped Disc

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Music review: Storgards, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in revelatory Sibelius – STLtoday.com
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Music review: Storgards, St. Louis SymphonyOrchestrain revelatory Sibelius
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In a welcome return, he led the St. Louis SymphonyOrchestrain music by Sir Andrzej Panufnik, Felix Mendelssohn and Jean Sibelius, and brought out the connections between the works on the program. Panufnik (1914-1991), a Polish composer and patriot, …

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