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Diva Do-Si-Do: Netrebko's Out, Yoncheva & Radvanovsky Are In

May 3, 2016 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
What hath Anna wrought? Having decided against learning a new role, she has withdrawn from opening the Royal Opera House’s 2016-17 season singing Norma for the first time and from opening 2017-18 at the Metropolitan Opera in the … » Read
 

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Utah Symphony's Impressive Carnegie Hall Comeback

May 3, 2016 | Daniel Stephen Johnson, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK--Ranking symphony orchestras is ultimately a useless little parlor game, but it can be difficult to resist, especially when a concert as breathtaking as the Utah Symphony's recent visit to Carnegie Hall prompts a mental rearrangement of … » Read
 

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Composer MTT Takes on Trump-ian Times

May 3, 2016 | John Fleming, MusicalAmerica.com
MIAMI BEACH – The New World Symphony can be extravagant when it comes to new music. While other U.S. orchestras offer at best a handful of premieres stingily spaced throughout an entire season, it is not uncommon for Michael Tilson … » Read
 

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Berlin Phil Announces Sir Simon's Penultimate Season

May 3, 2016 | Rebecca Schmid, Musicalamerica.com
BERLIN --  The Berlin Philharmonic has announced the final season in which Sir Simon Rattle will be exclusively its own; he starts as chief conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra in 2017-18, leaving as Berlin’s chief at the end of … » Read
 

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Levine to Ravinia? We'll See.

May 3, 2016 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The Ravinia Festival has  reiterated its claim that James Levine, its music director from 1971-1993, will return for the first time since he held that post on July 23. The plan is for him to conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus … » Read
 

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Michigan University to Spend $20M to Upgrade Arts Center

May 3, 2016 | MusicalAmerica.com from Mlive
Here’s one school that takes its performing arts programs seriously. Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI (enrollment 25,350), will spend $20 million on an addition and renovations to its Performing Arts Center. Among other … » Read
 
 

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