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Riccardo Chailly to Exit Gewandhaus Four Years Early

September 4, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly is to step down from his post as chief conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra at the end of the 2015-16 season—four years before his contract expires. The newly named principal conductor of La … »Read
 

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Lucerne Fest Academy Names Boulez's Successors

September 4, 2015 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
The Lucerne Festival Academy, the annual summer training program and orchestra established in 2004 by Pierre Boulez, has named German composer Wolfgang Rihm, 63, as its next artistic director, and Matthias Pintscher, 44, as principal conductor. … »Read
 

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DG Picks Musician/Lawyer as New Prez

September 4, 2015 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Deutsche Grammophon has a new president in Clemens Trautmann; he succeeds Mark Wilkinson, who has been moved to VP of International Strategy & Artist Development for Universal Classical. Trautmann, who has both a master of music from … »Read
 

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National Medal of the Arts Winners Announced

September 4, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com
The Obama White House last night announced the ten winners of the 2014 National Medals of Arts. Four of the ten are in the fine arts; they are particularly noteworthy choices for their concentrated work over the long haul, as opposed to high … »Read
 

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The Van Zwedens Open Center for Youth with Autism

September 4, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Last week, conductor Jaap van Zweden and his wife Aaltje opened a new home, Papageno House, for young adults with autism in Laren, the Netherlands. The couple has four children, one of whom was born with autism; through their own research into … »Read
 

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LA Phil Signs Pact with Avant-garde "Opera Darling"

September 3, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The Los Angeles Philharmonic has taken another step ahead of the curve, hiring avant-garde opera director Yuval Sharon as its “artistic collaborator,” a newly created post. Together with his L.A.-based experimental opera company The … »Read
 
 

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