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Runnicles to Exit BBC Scottish Symphony

October 23, 2014 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
Donald Runnicles will relinquish his post as chief conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the end of next season. He will have been in the job seven years and will take the title conductor emeritus. The former music director of the … »Read
 

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The Hideous Language of Klinghoffer's Detractors

October 23, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com from The New Yorker
Alex Ross, as usual, has done his homework. In his review of/commentary on The Death of Klinghoffer , he recounts very specifically not so much the heinous acts of terrorism portrayed on stage—which detractors have said exemplify the way … »Read
 

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Riccardo Chailly Sashays Into His New Gig

October 23, 2014 | Michael Roddy
Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly knows that Milan's legendary La Scala opera house, where he takes over as principal conductor in January, is a political and cultural pressure cooker. So he's going to give the public what it wants: Italian … »Read
 

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Orlando Arts Center Behind Schedule, Over Budget

October 23, 2014 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Orlando’s $500 million Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is set to open Nov. 6, but much is still left to be done. According to an agreement signed earlier this week, the contractor is obligated to pay $2 million in fines if the … »Read
 

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Performers Urge State Support for Ulster Orchestra

October 23, 2014 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
Sir James Galway, first artist laureate of the Ulster Orchestra, is one of 30 prominent artists who have signed a letter urging government officials to keep the troubled orchestra from folding. As reported earlier, the orchestra, Northern … »Read
 

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Onetime Singing Sergeant to Run NEA Music Department

October 22, 2014 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Ann Meier Baker, current president and CEO of Chorus America, is to succeed Wayne Brown as director of the music and opera at the National Endowment for the Arts.  Brown  left in January to oversee the Michigan Opera Theater. (The two … »Read
 
 

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