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New CEO for Rockport Music

June 17, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Suzanne Wilson will succeed Tony Beadle as president and CEO of Rockport (MA) Music as of July 1; she arrives after time in London with family, having previously served a brief term at the helm of the Phoenix Symphony and, before that, seven … » Read

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Urbánski to Warsaw Phil; Brabbins to Malmö Symphony; Axelrod to CH Symphony

June 17, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Krzysztof Urbánski takes on two new key roles as of 2024-25: chief conductor of Switzerland’s Berner Symphonieorchester and music and artistic director of Warsaw Philharmonic, an orchestra he knows well having served as its assistant … » Read

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New Musicians: Cleveland O, Orpheus

June 17, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Cleveland Orchestra has a new first associate concertmaster in Liyuan Xie , who arrives in the job just one year after he joined the orchestra’s second violin section as a recent graduate of the New England Conservatory. He succeeds … » Read

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Kyiv Symphony Begins 3-year Residency in Monheim am Rhein

June 17, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
This summer the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra will begin a three-year residency in the German city of Monheim am Rhein. Since February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, the orchestra had found a temporary home in Gera, located in central Germany, … » Read


The LA Phil at the Barbican: They Aimed to Please

June 17, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s recent concert at London’s Barbican Center left one veteran music critic yearning for some “real musical satisfaction.” In a program that tried to do too much, writes Ian Hewitt in The … » Read

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Met Opera Inches Back to Pre-pandemic B.O.

June 14, 2024 | Ronald Blum, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera sold 72% of its available tickets this season, up from 66% in 2022-23 and an increase from 61% from its first season following the pandemic. Box office remained down from 75% in 2018-19 and a projected … » Read


An Enigmatic Night in Royal Festival Hall

June 14, 2024 | Clive Paget, Musical America
LONDON—The 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings offered plenty of opportunities here in the U.K to hear Elgar’s Nimrod , a piece of music regularly associated with national remembrance. Equally inviting was a chance to hear it in … » Read

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IU's Jacobs School of Music Announces 6 New Faculty

June 14, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Within the last two months, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has announced six new faculty members, most of them effective as of August 1. Vincent Carbone is the exception, starting July 1 as academic specialist and managing director … » Read

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Shakeup at the Canadian Opera

June 13, 2024 | News reports
"The Canadian Opera Company (COC) is today announcing that General Director Perryn Leech will be moving on from the organization by mutual agreement. David C. Ferguson has been appointed as Interim General Director, effective immediately. We … » Read


Uchida Brings Mozart to Ojai, Celebrates Schoenberg & Saariaho

June 13, 2024 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
OJAI, CA—Since the 1980s, the Ojai Festival has had a different music director every year, with only the artistic director remaining in place year-round (currently it’s Ara Guzelimian). As a result there have been wide swings in … » Read

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