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HarrisonParrott Signs Thibaudet, Penderecki

July 31, 2015 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
HarrisonParrott has announced that it will take on worldwide representation of pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet as of Oct. 1. Thibaudet is among the most acclaimed keyboard artists in the world. He comes to Harrison Parrott after 30 years with … »Read
 

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Sir Andrew Davis Will Stay On in Melbourne

July 31, 2015 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
British conductor Sir Andrew Davis has renewed his contract as chief conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra through 2019. Davis, also music director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, first came to the Australian orchestra in 2013, and has … »Read
 

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Philip Glass Converts One of His Non-fans

July 31, 2015 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
A book reviewer/musician who was not a particular fan of Philip Glass’s music becomes one after reading the composer’s autobiography, Words without Music. The review, by Glen Roven , starts as follows, “When I told a snarky … »Read
 

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A Second Opera Company for San Diego

July 31, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com from the San Diego Union-Tribune
Perhaps the dramatic resurrection of the San Diego Opera convinced them that the community was hungry for the artform. For director Cynthia Stokes and composer, writer, and performer Cory Hibbs have launched a second opera company in San Diego, … »Read
 

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Cultural Exchange Grants Available from APAP

July 31, 2015 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Members of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) should note that applications for travel grants used for cultural exchange are being accepted for the months of August through December. APAP’s recent announcement stipulates … »Read
 

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Bolshoi Ballet to Drop Sergei Filin

July 30, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
The Bolshoi Theater will not be renewing the contract of Sergei Filin, the ballet company’s artistic director who was left scarred and partially blind after a brutal acid attack in 2013. "The general director of the Bolshoi Theater Vladimir … »Read
 
 

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