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Vermont Phil Conductor, Organist, Drowns

August 29, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
In an apparent boating accident, longtime music director of the Vermont Philharmonic Brian Webb was found dead Wednesday morning, in Lake Champlain. Webb, 65, was associate dean for the master of arts program and director of the bachelor of arts … »Read
 

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Singer Fired for Bigoted Diatribe on Facebook

August 29, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
Will American bass Valerian Ruminski (pictured) ever work again? Having been fired for making homophobic comments on his Facebook page, perhaps not. It seems Ruminski, who was to sing the role of the Sacristan in an upcoming Opera Lyra production … »Read
 

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Paavo Järvi to Exit Orchestre de Paris

August 28, 2014 | Frank Cadenhead, MusicalAmerica.com
PARIS--Early Tuesday morning music director Paavo Järvi announced, on his Facebook page, that he would not renew his contract with the Orchestre de Paris. The contract ends after the 2015-16 season; he joined the orchestra in 2010. In the … »Read
 

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Jorge Mester Named Music Director of Newly Formed Mexico Orchestra

August 28, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
Jorge Mester is to be the first music director of the Boca del Río Philharmonic Orchestra (orquesta Filarmónica de Boca del Río), a new ensemble named for its city of origin, in Verarcruz, Mexico. Mester, who served for 25 … »Read
 

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Juilliard Appoints Digital Communications Specialist

August 28, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
Janet Kessin has left the Juilliard School, after four decades; her title when she exited was Associate VP of Communications. She has been replaced by Alexandra Day, pictured, whose title is director of communications and marketing strategy. … »Read
 

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CSO Principal Flute Will Not Go to Berlin Phil. Yet.

August 27, 2014 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Orchestral flutist extraordinaire Mathieu Dufour will be staying with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as principal for another year, reports The Sun-Times . In May, it was announced that he had won the audition for the same post with the Berlin … »Read
 
 

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