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Louisville Orchestra Cancels September, October Concerts

Ongoing Contract Dispute with Musicians Cited as Cause

Kim Tichenor, head of the players’ negotiating committee, said she was surprised to hear of the cancellations, since musicians are “more than willing to work for what we made last yearâ€? and are willing to extend the current contract and continuing playing concerts while talks continue. Read Louisville Orch cancels September, October concerts (Louisville Courier)

Classical Music Streaming Taking Baby Steps

Music lovers the world over have  been downloading and streaming music for years using Pandora, Slacker, Napster, and Grooveshark, to name a few.  The latest entrant into the streaming world is Sweden's Spotify.  Along with the billions of mainstream music lovers already using their service,  Spotify is trying to lure classical music listeners into the fold. Read Classical streaming's fitful baby steps (NY Times)

How Should the Arts World Mark the 10th Anniversary of 9/11?

Music has always been used to console, heal, and commemorate memorable, historical, and tragic events in ways that mere words cannot.  Arts organizations the world over are trying to find that perfect balance of healing and hope. Read As 9/11 anniversary approaches, thoughts on the commemorative concert (Washington Post)