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Bayreuth Names Thielemann Music Director

June 29, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The recent flap at the Bayreuth Festival, which saw co-artistic director Eva Wagner-Pasquier essentially banned from the premises , may be explained in today’s announcement of German conductor Christian Thielemann as the event’s music … »Read
 

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Boston Conservatory, Berklee College to Merge

June 30, 2015 | Susan Elliott
Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music are soon to be more to one another than just good neighbors. The two are looking to join forces, merging their boards of directors, endowments, faculties, and facilities while at the same time … »Read
 

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Basel Symphony Gets New Music Director

June 30, 2015 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
British conductor Ivor Bolton is to succeed Dennis Russell Davies as music director of the Basel Symphony Orchestra, effective with the 2016-17 season. Davies will have been in the job from the 2009-10 season; he also exits his other primary … »Read
 

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Boston Chamber Music Soc. Chief Honored by MIT

June 30, 2015 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Boston Chamber Music Society Artistic Director and violist Marcus Thompson has been awarded the highest faculty honor bestowed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technonlogy, where he is a professor of music. The title, Institute Professor, is … »Read
 

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Joni Mitchell Suffered an Aneurysm

June 29, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com
Leslie Morris, appointed in May as Joni Mitchell’s conservator, or legal guardian, has confirmed that the folk singer suffered a brain aneurysm in March, which explains her long hospitalization. In a statement posted on Mitchell’s … »Read
 

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First Cliburn Piano Competition Names Winners

June 29, 2015 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Alim Beisembayev, a 17-year-old pianist from Kazakhstan, has been named the First Prize winner of the inaugural Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival, winning a cash award of $10,000. Arsenii Mun, 16, from Russia, came … »Read
 
 

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