Yesterday President Bush requested a $117 million budget appropriation for the National Endowment for the Arts in Fiscal Year 2003. Though most media attention has been given to the political debate surrounding the President’s proposed increases in defense spending and resulting cuts in other areas, this year’s NEA request represents a $12 million increase over […]
Last minute contract talks between the American Composers Orchestra and the American Federation of Musicians Local 802.
Michael P. HammondCourtesy of Rice University Michael Hammond, confirmed as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts on Dec. 20, 2001, died last night. He was 69. “It is a tragic loss for our nation that his tenure has been cut so short,” Mark Weinberg, Director of Communications for the Endowment, said in a […]
Lincoln Center A nine-event tribute to composer John Adams will be a centerpiece of the 2002/03 Lincoln Center Great Performers‘ season. The 102-event calendar will encompass a total of 17 premieres and 15 debuts. In addition to the Adams festival, Great Performers highlights include a festival of the music of Hector Berlioz, the world-premiere of […]
Wait a minute Mr. Postman: Mail disrupted at U.S. Copyright Office Unless you’ve visited the U.S. Copyright Office‘s homepage in the last few months, you may not be aware that United States Postal Service mail delivery to the office has been disrupted since October 17 due to concerns about anthrax. It remains unclear when delivery […]
Goldstein at work, mid-’90s Sylvia Goldstein, a board member of the American Music Center and a former corporate vice president of Boosey & Hawkes, died at her home on Monday afternoon, January 21, 2002, after a long battle with cancer. She was 82. In early January, the AMC Board of Directors awarded Goldstein a 2002 […]
John Adams John Adams‘ name just won’t stay out of the headlines. For months now, reporters have queried him for reactions to the debate surrounding his opera The Death of Klinghoffer – provocative from the start for its portrayal of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict but made all the more so due to recent terrorist events. Meanwhile, […]
The interior of Carnegie Hall, New York, NYPhoto by Don Perdue Carnegie Hall, that icon of American classical music culture, has announced its 2002-03 season. Robert Harth, the hall’s personable new executive director, notes that despite the death of the hall’s beloved champion Isaac Stern and a five percent drop in attendance post-September 11, “the […]