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Major Personnel Shifts for the Pacifica Quartet

May 26, 2017 | Susan Elliott,
The Pacifica Quartet, Musical America’s 2009 Ensemble of the Year, and among the most active of the newer generation of chamber groups, is about to undergo its first personnel changes in 17 years. Currently in residence at the Jacobs School … » Read

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Grand Theater of Geneva Names New Artistic Director

May 26, 2017 | Nicholas Beard,
Aviel Cahn, artistic director of the Flanders Opera, is to be the next head of the Grand Theater of Geneva, the umbrella organization of the Geneva Opera, Ballet, and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. As of 2019-20, he will succeed Tobias Richter, … » Read

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Recent Contract Renewals in Utah, Bordeaux, Costa Mesa

May 26, 2017 |
Swiss conductor Thierry Fischer has extended his contract as music director of the Utah Symphony through 2021-22; he will have been in the job ten years. Fischer has made great strides in bringing the orchestra back to its days of glory under … » Read




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Barbara Smith Conrad Dies at 79

May 26, 2017 |
Barbara Smith Conrad, a mezzo-soprano whose skin color brought out the extreme racism of the Texas legislature in 1957, died on May 22 at the age of 79. The cause has not been disclosed, although she is known to have had Alzheimer’s … » Read

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Chicago Symphony Principal Oboe Denied Tenure

May 24, 2017 |
One year ago, Alex Klein  won the audition for principal oboe of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a major triumph since he had managed to pull himself back from the focal hand dystonia that caused him to leave the job in 2004. He was first … » Read

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NYC Opera Maintains Balance for 2017-2018

May 25, 2017 | Ronald Blum
After breaking even in its first full season since emerging from bankruptcy, New York City Opera said Wednesday it will stick with a reduced schedule of four main-stage productions in 2017-18 and does not envision getting much larger. Citing … » Read









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