This fellowship program, launched in August, provides four string musicians looking to further or begin a musical performance career with a variety of opportunities.
In 1980, a Stradivarius violin was stolen right out of the office of Roman Totenberg at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and remained missing for 35 years. In 2015, it was found and returned to his daughters.
In celebration of Bernie Taupin’s 50th anniversary of writing with Sir Elton John, Julien’s Auctions will be holding an auction of Taupin’s personal belongings on November 9, 2018. The event will be hosted at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York and online at juliensauctions.com.
After learning about the July 15 murder of Weymouth Sgt. Michael Chesna, Taylor Swift donated tickets for her July show in nearby Foxborough, Massachusetts, to the Weymouth city police department.
Neil Diamond gave an unexpected performance for firefighters who battled a blaze near his home in Colorado. The 77-year-old sang “Sweet Caroline” for dozens of firefighters at their command post near Basalt.
A two-hour documentary on Woodstock will air on PBS in 2019 to recognize the 50th anniversary of the festival.
Eric Whitacre, the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s Swan family artist in residence, says he wants to teach the whole world to sing.
A pilot New York City program, Sound Thinking NYC is addressing gender disparity in the music industry by providing free education and career path programs for women in 11th and 12th grade.
In a blatant attempt to avoid liability for the October 2017 Las Vegas shooting at the Route 91 festival, MGM Resorts International (owner of the Mandalay Bay hotel) has filed federal lawsuits against more than 1,000 victims.