Classical Headlines: New York Philharmonic on the Move (Maybe)
Louisville Orchestra Details Plan To Emerge From Bankruptcy
The Louisville Orchestra (previouslyÂ mentioned in A NY Times article putting aÂ positiveÂ spin on the artsÂ bankruptcyÂ crisis)Â has submitted a plan for getting out of bankruptcy one day early. The proposal, detailing how it expects to pay off its creditors and increase cash flow over the next 12 months, will be considered in a hearing on July 26 when the U.S. Bankruptcy Court will decide whether or not to approve the plan.
New York Philharmonic Needs A Home (For Now)
The New York City Opera isn't the only New York musical institution that may be looking for a new home soon. The New York Philharmonic may also temporarilyÂ relocate as part of a plan to renovate their present home in Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.
Met Stars Abandon Japan Tour Over Radiation Fears
Soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Joseph Callejabig dropped out of the Metropolitan Operaâs tour to Japan at theÂ (very) last-minute over fears of radiation exposure from Japan's damaged nuclear power plants, leaving the company scrambling to find replacements just days before the scheduled start of the tour.
Does Classical Music Calm Cats?
And finally, researchers at Colorado State University are looking at theÂ calming effects ofÂ classical music on cats and caregivers inÂ veterinaryÂ waiting rooms. Meow.