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Minnesota Opera President Quits

November 24, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The Minnesota Opera’s President and General Director Kevin Ramach resigned last week after about two-and-a-half years in the job. His predecessor Allan Naplan, quit in 2012 after exactly one year in the post. In its most recent financial … »Read
 

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Wiener Festwochen Gets a New Intendant

November 24, 2014 | Larry L. Lash, MusicalAmerica.com
VIENNA -- Tomas Zierhofer-Kin is to be the next intendant of the six-week Wiener Festwochen beginning with the 2017 festival. He succeeds his longtime friend and collaborator Markus Hinterhäuser, who is the designated artistic director of … »Read
 

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Bayreuth Finds a New Director for Parsifal

November 22, 2014 | Larry L. Lash, MusicalAmerica.com
BAYREUTH -- Uwe Eric Laufenberg is to direct the new production of Parsifal set for the 2016 Bayreuther Festspiele, replacing theatrical provocateur Jonathan Meese, who was  fired from the production on grounds that his concept was not … »Read
 

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Sphinx Honors Artists of Color for Outstanding Work Ethic

November 24, 2014 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
The Sphinx organization has announced the winners of its fourth annual Medals of Excellence, which honor outstanding artists of color. Each receives a grant of $50,000 to use for the advancement of his or her career. Criteria for the medal … »Read
 

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Chasing Opportunities = Finding Audiences

November 24, 2014 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
Bob Riley, chief executive of Manchester Camerata, contributes an article to  The Independent titled Classical Music’s New Movement. In fact the “movement” he describes is hardly new -– performing in different … »Read
 

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Jahja Ling to Exit San Diego Symphony

November 21, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
Longtime San Diego Symphony Music Director Jahja Ling, credited as the driving force behind the orchestra’s vastly improved artistic profile, will step down at the end of 2016-17. He will have been in the job for 13 years, the longest of … »Read
 
 

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