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Former Philly Orch Principal Cello Has Died

December 19, 2014 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
William Stokking, longtime principal cello of the Philadelphia Orchestra, onetime student of Gregor Piatigorsky and Leonard Rose, died on Dec. 14 at the age of 80. After study at the Curtis Institute and the Juilliard School, Stokking enlisted in … »Read
 

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San Diego Opera Resident Conductor to Exit

December 18, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Karen Keltner will relinquish her post as resident conductor of the San Diego Opera at the close of its opening production. La bohème opens Jan. 24 and runs through Feb. 1. She will have been with the company for 35 years. A pioneer in her … »Read
 

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Fort Worth Opera Exec Moves to Opera Birmingham

December 18, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Fort Worth Opera Executive Director Keith A. Wolfe is moving from the No. 2 position at a mid-sized opera company to the  No. 1 slot at a small one.  Effective Jan. 5, he succeeds John D. Jones as general director of Opera Birmingham. … »Read
 

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NYTimes Loses Key Music Critic and Reporter

December 18, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The latest round of New York Times layoffs and buyouts are expected to reach 110 by the time the dust settles this week. Among those leaving is Allan Kozinn, one of the paper’s, if not the country’s, savviest music critics and culture … »Read
 

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Arts Council England Names New CEO

December 18, 2014 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
Arts Council England has named Darren Henley (pictured) to succeed Alan Davey as its chief executive, which bodes well for music in England.  For Henley is the current managing director of Classic FM, the U.K.’s only national … »Read
 

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Soprano Janis Martin Dies

December 17, 2014 | David Shengold, MusicalAmerica.com
American soprano Janis Martin died December 14 at her home in San Antonio, Texas. She was 75. A combination of determination, handsome stage presence, and unfailing professionalism enabled the Sacramento-born singer to rise from a mezzo-soprano … »Read
 
 

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