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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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NY Phil Tries Out Another Concertmaster

October 21, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com from Operabase
Auditions for concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic continue with this week’s concerts, in which Houston Symphony first chair Frank Huang will be sitting in the hot spot. Huang, 36, is “one of several candidates being … »Read
 

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Cecilia Bartoli Blames Rome Opera Crisis on Bad Management

October 21, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com from Gramilano
In a recent interview with Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata (ANSA), Cecilia Bartoli attributes the Rome Opera crisis to bad management and politics. “We must find a solution, that’s obvious, but the solution isn’t to fire the … »Read
 

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Grand Rapids Symphony Names Advisor for Search

October 20, 2014 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
Larry Rachleff, professor of music and music director of the Shepherd School Symphony and Chamber Orchestras at Rice University, is to act as music advisor to the Grand Rapids Symphony, for the 2015-16 season. The current season marks the last … »Read
 
 

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