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Nostalgia for the Future

Thomas Gibbs Counterfire
Luigi Nono’s writings offer an invaluable insight into the unity of thought of one of the twentieth century’s greatest musical minds. Unlike many other prominent contemporary composers, he was on the side of the world’s working classes.

Philadelphia Orchestra: Don't Go to Israel

Susan Abulhawa; Peter Dobrin Philadelphia Inquirer
By performing in Israel, the orchestra provides musical accompaniment to the world’s last settler-colonial state, at a time when other artists are canceling appearances there following the Palestinian call for a global boycott (BDS) of Israel, modeled after the South African anti-apartheid boycott.

Classical Music Steps In for BlackLivesMatter - Classical Notes Add to Voices of Protest

William Robin; Priscilla Fran New York Times
On July 13, 2015, Sandra Bland died while in police custody in Texas. On July 13, 2016, the one-year anniversary of her tragic death, The Dream Unfinished held a concert to commemorate her and the large number of Black women impacted by police killings. Whether Black women and girls are killed by police directly; their loved ones are killed by police; or police refuse to intervene or respond - Black women, girls, and femmes are affected by police brutality and killings

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'Mozart In The Jungle' Asks An Age-Old Question: Is Classical Dead?

Sara Boboltz Huffington Post
The series won't solve any of classical's problems, but it can help answer the question for the present day. By letting us peek into the charmingly eccentric world of Hailey and Co., "Mozart in the Jungle" shows us classical still indeed has a pulse.
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