Industry News

Turtle Bay Music School Will Close

November 19, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Turtle Bay Music School, Manhattan’s mainstay community music school for 94 years, is closing. The school sold its midtown four-story home at 242 E. 52nd St. last year for about $11 million and moved to a commercial condo building … » Read


Chicago Symphony Blows a Fresh Blast of Prokofiev

November 19, 2019 | Clive Paget, Musical America
Chicago has a long and intimate relationship with Prokofiev. He made his  Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut as conductor composer, and soloist early as 1918, and Chicago was the first American city to hear music from his new ballet Romeo and … » Read

Contests & Awards

Young Concert Artists Audition Winners, Class of 2019

November 19, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Young Concert Artists International auditions concluded last Sunday in Merkin Concert Hall, with four winners—two pianists, a string quartet, and a saxophone player—chosen from a field of 150 applicants from 17 countries. Each of … » Read

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More Leadership Turnover at Opera San Antonio

November 19, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Opera San Antonio, now in its fifth year as resident opera company of the new Tobin Center, has named a new general and artistic director, as well as a new music director. It’s not entirely clear whom they succeed directly, but previous to … » Read

People in the News

Slovak Phil Chooses Successor to James Judd

November 19, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Russian conductor Daniel Raiskin is to be the next principal conductor of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, effective from the 2020/21 season. He succeeds James Judd, in the job since 2017-18. Raiskin is in his first season as music director of … » Read

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La Fenice, Flooded, Scrambles to Prep for Sunday's Season Opener

November 18, 2019 | James Imam, Musical America
The flooding in Venice, the most devastating in the city since 1966, has wreaked havoc everywhere, causing two deaths and an estimated €1bn worth of damage. Teatro La Fenice, whose season-opening is scheduled for November 24, has cancelled … » Read

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