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Big Changes for Met Opera Artistic Staff and Young Artist Program

November 15, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Longtime Metropolitan Opera Artistic Administrator Jonathan Friend [pictured] will leave his job at the end of the current season. He’s to be succeeded by Michael Heaston, the former executive director of the Met’s Lindemann Young … »Read

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Boys' Club No More: Leipzig Bach Medal Goes to a Woman

November 15, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt is the first woman to win the annual City of Leipzig Bach Medal, to be presented to her at a gala on June 20, 2020, by Leipzig Mayor Burkhard Jung. The event, at which she’ll perform the Goldberg Variations , … »Read


Ivy Leaguers Invade Zankel Hall: ACO’s “New England Echoes”

November 15, 2019 | Clive Paget, Musical America
What do contemporary composers Matthew Aucoin, Hannah Lash, Jonathan Bailey Holland, and Hilary Purrington have in common? The answer is New England, and in particular its universities, as American Composers Orchestra’s November 13 … »Read

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Gay Men's Chorus of LA Names New Music Director

November 15, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Ernest H. Harrison, a doctoral candidate in choral conducting at USC, is the new music director and conductor of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA). He succeeds interim Gavin Thrasher, now head of New York’s GMC; Thrasher in … »Read

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Music Student-Teacher Power Imbalance Leads Easily to Abuse

November 15, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Last July, news broke of violinist Lara St. John’s alleged sexual abuse at age 15 by her then teacher Jascha Brodsky, 78, at the Curtis Institute in the mid-1980s. Although Brodsky’s death over 20 years ago precluded any possibility … »Read

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November Competitions: Happy Winners

November 15, 2019 | Brian Wise, Musical America
For its second edition, the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition on October 19 awarded Vienna-based Simply Quartet first prize in the string quartet category. The quartet, which receives €15,000 and concert opportunities … »Read




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