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Viet Nam Symphony Takes To the Streets

30 Free Concerts To Be Performed

The streets of Hanoi will be filled with music for two months as the Viet Nam National Symphony takes it's act on the road...literally. Read VN Orchestra to hit the streets (Viet Nam News)

Cleveland Orchestra Finds New Audiences In Europe

Even with economies around the world in turmoil, audiences still want to hear great orchestras.  The Cleveland Orchestra is looking to become a global institution with residency in Paris. Read Europe, and particularly Paris, seen as promising frontier for Cleveland Orchestra (Cleveland.com) See Artists Rendering of Philharmonie de Paris (Cleveland.com)

NY City Opera Unions Offer To Work Free, Say Opera's Very Existence is Threatened

New York City Opera choristers and orchestra members have offered to perform for free this season in exchange for health care and power over future venues, in a bid to stop the opera from eliminating their guaranteed employment. Read City Opera Unions Offer To Work For Free (Wall Street Journal)