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BBC Proms Names New Chief

May 27, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
David Pickard, current general director of Glyndebourne and its annual opera festival, is to be the new director of the BBC Proms. He succeeds Edward Blakeman, who will finish his interim term at the end of this year’s festival. Blakeman … »Read
 

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McNeil Robinson Dies at 72

May 27, 2015 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
McNeil Robinson, noted organist, teacher, and composer who chaired the Manhattan School of Music’s organ department for over two decades, died on May 9 after a prolonged illness. He was 72. The American Guild of Organists reports that Mr. … »Read
 

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Barenboim's New Toy Will Put Him on the Podium Less Frequently

May 27, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Daniel Barenboim is in love. His new piano, which he conceived and commissioned, and which is named for him, is the object of his desires. “I’ve fallen in love with it,” he declared yesterday at the grand unveiling in … »Read
 

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NY Times Reports on Linc Inc Exec's Bonus

May 26, 2015 | MusicalAmerica.com
The New York Times has picked up an article from The New York Post that reports on former Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy’s $600,000 bonus, received in 2013, his final year in the job. Levy, whose fund-raising prowess made possible … »Read
 

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Los Angeles Master Chorale Names CEO

May 22, 2015 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Jean Davidson, current executive director and CEO of New York Live Arts, has been named president and CEO of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), effective Aug. 31. She moves from an organization with an operating budget of $5.8 million to one … »Read
 

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Viola Section Threatens to Resign over Maestro's Firing

May 21, 2015 | Robert Egerton, MusicalAmerica.com
The aftershocks from the sudden firing of Michael Nowak after 31 years as music director of the part-time San Luis Obispo Symphony are threatening to dismantle the orchestra altogether. For starters, the entire viola section has threatened to … »Read
 
 

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