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Rider U Close to Sale of Westminster Choir College to Chinese Firm

February 23, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Rider University has signed a non-binding agreement to sell Westminster Choir College to Beijing Kaiwen Education Technology Co., Ltd. It is a move long feared by students, faculty, and alumni of the esteemed Princeton-based music school. Rider … »Read

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Takács, Juilliard Quartets Name New Members

February 23, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Two major string quartets announced new members within 24 hours of one another this week. Takács Quartet founding second violinist Károly Schranz, with cellist András Fejér one of the two original members of the … »Read


Julius Eastman’s Evil Nigger Revived at LA Phil Green Umbrella

February 23, 2018 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
LOS ANGELES--John Adams was omnipresent in Los Angeles musical life in 2017; for a composer of his stature in his 70th-birthday year, that was probably to  be expected. One year later, however, he is barely visible, even as the LA … »Read

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San Diego's Gain Is Ulster's Loss

February 23, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Rafael Payare’s recent appointment as  music director of the San Diego Symphony is to be at the exclusion of his current position. Unlike many conductors who take on the artistic helms of two (or more) orchestras simultaneously, Payare … »Read

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Saudis to Build an Opera House, as Restrictions Begin to Lift

February 23, 2018 | Associated Press
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-- Saudi Arabia says construction will soon begin on the first opera house in the kingdom, where concerts have been banned for two decades, along with music in restaurants and stores. The kingdom has been relaxing its … »Read

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Ed Birdwell, Onetime NEA Music Division Head, Dies

February 23, 2018 | Helen Epstein, Musical America
Ed Birdwell, onetime professional horn player who later headed the music division at the National Endowment for the Arts, died on January 26 in Huntsville, AL. He was 81.  Birdwell was born in Houston, TX, on April 20, 1936. He came to … »Read




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