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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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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

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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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Belgian Orchestra Names Music Director

February 22, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Gergely Madaras, assistant conductor to Pierre Boulez at the Lucerne Festival Academy between 2010 and 2013, is to be the new music director of the Liège (BE) Royal Philharmonic (OPRL), starting in September 2019. He succeeds Christian … »Read

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A Rare and Courageous Woman, Alone on the Podium in Iran

February 22, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, few professions have been more unlikely than that of female conductor.  In her 38-year career, Nezhat Amiri has conducted fewer than five concerts, and until last month, she had not appeared onstage to … »Read

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LA Chamber Orch Taps New Music Director

February 21, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
It took only two concerts last September for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) to decide the 52-year-old Spanish conductor Jaime Martín was the right successor to Jeffrey Kahane as music director. "I just came to do a week of work … »Read




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