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Sting's The Last Ship Opens Sunday on B'way

October 24, 2014 | Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — The actors in Sting’s musical The Last Ship have plenty of pressure these days. The show is making its Broadway debut. There are last-minute changes. And Sting is pacing in the darkness. “I’m at the back … »Read
 

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Runnicles to Exit BBC Scottish Symphony

October 23, 2014 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
Donald Runnicles will relinquish his post as chief conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the end of next season. He will have been in the job seven years and will take the title conductor emeritus. The former music director of the … »Read
 

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Riccardo Chailly Sashays Into His New Gig

October 23, 2014 | Michael Roddy
Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly knows that Milan's legendary La Scala opera house, where he takes over as principal conductor in January, is a political and cultural pressure cooker. So he's going to give the public what it wants: Italian … »Read
 

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Detroit Symphony Taps Assistant Conductor

October 22, 2014 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
Michelle Merrill has been named assistant conductor of the Detroit Symphony; she succeeds Teddy Abrams, who this season began as music director of the Louisville Orchestra, Merrill , 30, was a 2013 Ansbacher Conducting Fellow with the Vienna … »Read
 

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Onetime Singing Sergeant to Run NEA Music Department

October 22, 2014 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Ann Meier Baker, current president and CEO of Chorus America, is to succeed Wayne Brown as director of the music and opera at the National Endowment for the Arts.  Brown  left in January to oversee the Michigan Opera Theater. (The two … »Read
 

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Atlanta Principal Flute Is Temporarily Chicago's

October 21, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Christina Smith, longtime principal flute of the Atlanta Symphony and always one of its strongest players, has been made available by her employers’ imposed lockout to join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on its current European tour. She … »Read
 
 

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