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High Profile Contract Renewals, at Home and Abroad

July 30, 2014 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Michael Haefliger (pictured) has renewed his contract through 2020 as executive and artistic director of the Lucerne Festival, a post he first assumed in 1999. Among his initiatives have been founding the Lucerne Festival Academy in 2003 with … »Read
 

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National Youth Orch Hits Chicago

July 30, 2014 | Wynne Delacoma, MusicalAmerica.com
CHICAGO--On the outdoor stage of the glamorous Jay Pritzker Pavilion in downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park, an orchestra of teenagers tore into an encore, a symphonic suite from the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess . Conductor David … »Read
 

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Rochester Phil Names Music Director

July 30, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Ward Stare, onetime MusicalAmerica.com New Artist of the Month , former resident conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony, is to be the new music director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. His four-year contract starts in September; Stare … »Read
 

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Carmen Through Google Glass

July 30, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
So how did Carmen through Google Glass work out at Wolf Trap? Not bad, for a first time experiment, according to a few audience members. At the July 25 performance, organizers decided to try making supertitles available on smart phones and … »Read
 

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John Mazzola Dies

July 30, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
John W. Mazzola, president of Lincoln Center from 1977 to 1982, died on July 24 of complications from lymphoma. He was 86. Mazzola, who is credited with launching the Live from Lincoln Center Public Television series, effectively ran the Center … »Read
 

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Met Opera Crossfire Intensifies

July 29, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
As the July 31 deadline looms for the expiration of 15 of the 16 union contracts at the Metropolitan Opera, the American Federation of Musicians and the American Guild of Musical Artists—representing the orchestra players and the onstage … »Read
 
 

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