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

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

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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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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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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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Former name of the Tanglewood Music Center, an educational institution in Lenox, Massachusetts.

See Tanglewood .

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Sara Velez and Megan E. Hill

International festival of orchestral and chamber music, solo recitals, and staged works, established in 1963 in Aptos, California. It was founded by Lou Harrison, the bassoonist Robert Hughes, and Ted Toews, an instructor at Cabrillo College. Held for two weeks in August in the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium and at various other locations, such as the Mission San Juan Bautista, the festival is noted for its innovative programming and emphasis on the works of living composers: it has staged at least 120 world premieres and over 60 US premieres. The first music director, Gerhard Samuel, was succeeded by Richard Williams in ...

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Sara Velez and Megan E. Hill

Annual summer concert series established in Katonah, New York, in 1946. Caramoor was once the elaborate Mediterranean-style country estate of Walter and Lucie Rosen, who began arranging musicales for invited audiences in the 1930s. Still held on those grounds, the festival today includes operas, orchestral concerts, chamber-music and solo recitals, dance, lectures, and special events for children, held in two open-air sites on the estate: the Venetian Theater (capacity ...

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The name of several concert halls in American cities endowed by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, the most notable of which is the acoustically renowned hall in New York built in 1891; see New york .

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New York concert hall opened in 1891. See New York, §3.

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New York summer garden, a centre of 19th-century concert life. See New York, §2.

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New York concert series given from 1868 to 1875 and conducted by Theodore Thomas.

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Sarah Suhadolnik

Jazz division of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. In 1987 Lincoln Center launched Classical Jazz, its first concert series devoted solely to jazz. In 1996 JALC became an autonomous jazz division with wynton Marsalis at the helm. Marsalis has continued to work as the artistic director of JALC and the music director of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. This ensemble maintains an extensive repertoire of classic jazz works while continuing to commission and premiere new pieces. It tours extensively, frequently collaborating with guest artists, and participates in JALC programs, such as the annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. JALC also maintains a busy schedule of concerts by visiting artists, lectures, and jazz education initiatives....

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Charles Garrett

International jazz concert series founded in Los Angeles by norman Granz.

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Arts complex in Washington, DC, inaugurated in 1971; see Washington, DC

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New York arts complex opened during the 1960s. See New York, §3.

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New York theatre opened in 1906. See New York, §4 .