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Houston Grand Opera Managing Director To Depart; Company To Reorganize Leadership

Currently HGO is overseen by artistic and musical director Patrick Summers and Perryn Leech as managing director, with both reporting to the board of directors. The company’s new leadership structure will result in a new general director who will serve as a single point of leadership, to whom Summers will report as HGO’s artistic and musical director. – Opera News
Tags: Art, Music, Houston, Summers, Patrick Summers, HGO, Perryn Leech, 11.20.20


Is This The Dream Sheet Music App We’ve Been Waiting For?

“Artificial intelligence experts working with musicologists at a Berlin startup have spent years gathering hundreds of thousands of published scores and creating digital editions of each of them. The Enote app will give musicians the chance to interact with sheet music by instantly transposing it, switching between movements or measures, turning pages, changing the size of scores, and printing them on the go.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, Berlin, 11.20.20


Can’t Travel, Can’t Go To Concerts, But This Irish Cellist On YouTube Is Bringing The Joy

Like many musicians, Irish cellist Patrick Dexter decided to post performances to YouTube during Irish lockdown. He thought, well, what the heck, now I have time to play music outside for other people. “The open-air recitals, shot outside his picturesque cottage in Mayo on the rural west coast, have been viewed millions of times.” – BBC
Tags: Art, Music, Mayo, 11.20.20, Patrick Dexter


The Met Is Offering Opera Workers Pandemic Paychecks – In Exchange For Big, Lasting Cuts

The offer for a paycheck would be very tempting – but it comes with 30 percent pay cuts post-pandemic, ones that wouldn’t be recovered even if the opera company recovers. “The unions that work with the Met are against making such significant concessions that could affect workers long after the most severe impacts of the pandemic subside, and have accused management of taking advantage of the outbreak in order to get them to agree to cost-cutting measures.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, 11.20.20


Most Musicians Earn Tiny Pittances From Streaming. China May Have A Solution

“On several streaming platforms under the umbrella of China’s Tencent Music … micropayments from fans help compensate artists where royalties fall short. This has partially allowed artists to do some smaller-scale hustling every time they release a new album. In part it’s given them a digital tip jar. But it hasn’t been all small change. … [And] there’s no reason why Tencent Music’s model can’t be applied beyond China.” – Slate
Tags: Art, Music, China, Tencent, Audience, 11.20.20


AI-Powered Virtual Sheet Music Could Be Game-Changer For Musicians

Artificial intelligence experts working with musicologists at a Berlin startup have spent years gathering hundreds of thousands of published scores and creating digital editions of each of them. The Enote app will give musicians the chance to interact with sheet music by instantly transposing it, switching between movements or measures, turning pages, changing the size of scores, and printing them on the go. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, Berlin, 11.20.20



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