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New York theatre opened in 1854. See New York, §4.

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London society, founded in 1726. It was later renamed the Academy of Ancient Music. See London, §V, 2.

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London concert hall opened in 1904. See London, §VI, 2, (iii).

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Noël Goodwin and Heather Wiebe

Annual music festival inaugurated in 1948 and held each June. It was established around Benjamin Britten and based on the small Suffolk coastal town where he lived from 1947 (and which is the historical setting for his Peter Grimes). Britten’s taste, imagination, and personality helped to give it a distinctive character. His own music formed an important element in the programmes, particularly in the first years of the Festival, but it has also been a forum for new music by other British composers. Today it is an eclectic event, retaining an emphasis on early music and 20th- and 21st-century works....

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New York concert hall opened in 1969, part of Lincoln Center. See New York, §3.

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London concert organization active during the 1780s. See London, §V, 2.

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One of the finest opera houses built in the United States in the 19th century; see Philadelphia.

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Founded in 1981 by New York-based composer, theorist, bassoonist, and author Johnny Reinhard (b 1956), the American Festival of Microtonal Music, otherwise referred to as AFMM ( http://www.afmm.org ) provides an international forum for composers, theorists, and performers whose work is concerned with just intonation and microtonality. Originally founded as an outlet for Reinhard’s in-depth studies in microtonality, the AFMM has gone on to produce an ongoing concert series that presents a vast array of music from contemporary composers. Programming has broadened to include works of composers such as Partch, Cage, Varèse, and Charles Ives. The AFMM also presents works of J.S. Bach, Andreas Werckmeister and others performed in historical tunings and temperaments. The AFMM has produced many significant and successful premieres including a realization of Ives’s ...

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Elizabeth A. Clendinning

An amusement park is a commercially-operated, outdoor venue that offers games, rides, and other types of entertainment, including music. The amusement park concept originated in the pleasure gardens of 17th-century Europe, which were originally large landscaped outdoor spaces primary devoted to games with a few refreshment stands. Dances and social and instrumental concerts became commonly integrated into these pleasure gardens in the 18th century. (...

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Concert series given in London from 1776 to 1848 by the Concert of Ancient (Antient) Music. See London, §V, 2 .

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Concert series given in London from 1776 to 1848 by the Concert of Ancient (Antient) Music. See London, §V, 2 .

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Sean Bellaviti

The term variously refers to a large-scale ceremonial/celebratory event, the music-dance practices performed on these occasions, and a “song” based on the recitation or singing of ancient histories (e.g., genealogies), laws, and possibly specific song lyrics. The tradition was practiced by the Taíno (Arawak) peoples living in the Greater Antilles prior to and shortly after the Spanish ...

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Katherine K. Preston and Michael Mauskapf

This article addresses the history of individuals and organizations devoted to the management of musical artists and their careers in the United States.

Musicians who toured the United States during the first half of the 19th century relied on individuals to manage their tours. Some of the most important early impresarios included William Brough, ...

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An annual programme held in Aspen, Colorado, a major skiing resort during the winter. The summer festival, which developed from the 1949 Goethe Bicentennial Convocation and Music Festival, has since 1950 included lectures, discussions and concerts of vocal, chamber and orchestral music and jazz performed by faculty, guest artists and students. The Conference on Contemporary Music was founded by Milhaud in ...

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New York theatre opened in 1847. See New York, §4 .

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New York concert hall opened in 1962; it was known as the Philharmonic Hall until 1973 and is part of Lincoln Center. See New York, §3.

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Birmingham arts centre opened in 1939, part of the University of Birmingham. See Birmingham, §1.

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London concert hall built next to the premises of the Bechstein firm in 1901 and renamed the Wigmore Hall in 1917. See London, §VI, 2.

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Concert hall in Bonn, completed in 1959. For illustration see Acoustics

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Annual festival held from 1970 in Belgrade.