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New Recordings, Special Voices

November 30, 2022 | Clive Paget, Musical America
A second outing on disc for a contemporary opera is cause enough for celebration, but a new recording of Anthony Davis’s game changing X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X is surely a red-letter day. Premiered in 1985, X tells the life story … »Read

Industry News

The Payare-San Diego Connection, Part II

November 30, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
When the shutdown first began in March of 2020, Rafael Payare, in his first season as music director of the San Diego Symphony (SDS), was in Berlin. It was orchestra CEO Martha Gilmer who urged him to bring his daughter and wife, cellist Alisa … »Read

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KeyComp: the Latest Threat to Live Music(ians) in the Theater

November 30, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Musical theater—theater with music—is an expensive proposition, so presenters are always seeking ways to reduce costs while maintaining the integrity of their product. For the past six decades or so, one of the primary cost-saving … »Read

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Classical Music Soars in China, Withers in the West

November 30, 2022 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
“Classical music in Britain is in trouble.” So posits Ivan Hewett, chief classical music critic for The Telegraph . In apportioning blame for this sorry state of affairs, Hewitt lists several causes, which he maintains are subsidiary … »Read

Contests & Awards

Horowitz Competition for Young Pianists Will Move to Geneva

November 29, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The invasion of Ukraine has led the International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz, usually held in Kyiv, to accept the invitation of the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) to convene this … »Read

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Rafael Payare and the San Diego Symphony: ''Blossoming together.''

November 29, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Just over a year ago, the San Diego Symphony opened its $85 million Rady Shell at Jacobs Park with much fanfare, a kind of post-pandemic coming out party for the city, the orchestra, and its 42-year-old Music Director Rafael Payare, who makes his … »Read




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