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Dvorak's Great-Grandson, Josef Suk, Dies At 81

Czech Violinist Josef Suk Lived Up to Family Legacy

Josef Suk, know in many music circles as a stellar interpreter of his great-grandfather Antonin Dvorak's Violin Concerto and chamber works has died after a lengthy illness. Read Czech Violinist Josef Suk Lived Up to Family Legacy (Globe & Mail) Watch Josef Suk play the 1st Movement of Dvorak's Violin Concerto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo3o4oxaUV0

Fulfilling Your Musical Fantasies

Fantasy baseball camps are a chance for those of us with marginal skills to take a crack at hitting a curveball or turning a double play alongside former major leaguers.  If you've ever dreamed of being on stage in front of thousands, playing Beethoven, Bach, or Chopin, the Minnesota Orchestra invites you to sit alongside THEIR major league musicians at a musical fantasy camp. Read Minnesota Orch Gives Amateur Musicians Chance to Join In (MPR)

Russian Conductor Fired Over Politics

Mikhail Arkadyev, the outgoing conductor of Vladivostok's Pacific Symphony Orchestra, said he was told his contract would not be renewed after he spoke out against his professional trade union joining a new political movement. Read Russian orchestra conductor fired 'because of remarks about Vladimir Putin (The Telegraph)

Philly Orch Administrators and Musicians Agree to Contract Extension

The City of Brotherly Love has avoided, for the moment, continued wrangling over a labor agreement. Read Contract Extension Keeps Philadelphia Orchestra Playing...For Now (Philly.com)