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Recent Contract Renewals in Utah, Bordeaux, Costa Mesa

May 26, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
Swiss conductor Thierry Fischer has extended his contract as music director of the Utah Symphony through 2021-22; he will have been in the job ten years. Fischer has made great strides in bringing the orchestra back to its days of glory under … » Read
 

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Grand Theater of Geneva Names New Artistic Director

May 26, 2017 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Aviel Cahn, artistic director of the Flanders Opera, is to be the next head of the Grand Theater of Geneva, the umbrella organization of the Geneva Opera, Ballet, and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. As of 2019-20, he will succeed Tobias Richter, … » Read
 

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Major Personnel Shifts for the Pacifica Quartet

May 26, 2017 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
The Pacifica Quartet, Musical America’s 2009 Ensemble of the Year, and among the most active of the newer generation of chamber groups, is about to undergo its first personnel changes in 17 years. Currently in residence at the Jacobs School … » Read
 

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Barbara Smith Conrad Dies at 79

May 26, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
Barbara Smith Conrad, a mezzo-soprano whose skin color brought out the extreme racism of the Texas legislature in 1957, died on May 22 at the age of 79. The cause has not been disclosed, although she is known to have had Alzheimer’s … » Read
 

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Royal Scottish Nation'l O Names New Music Director

May 25, 2017 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård is to succeed Peter Oundjian as music director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, effective September 2018 through 2021. Søndergård, the orchestra’s principal guest … » Read
 

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Detroit Gives DiChiera a Proper Send Off

May 24, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
David DiChiera is stepping down as founding artistic director of the Detroit Opera House, a well-deserved retirement that begins officially July 1. The much-beloved leader was not allowed to exit quietly. On May 19, artists, patrons, business … » Read
 
 

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