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More Chicago Symphony Concerts Canceled

March 18, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Despite continued talks through the weekend, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) and its musicians have been unable to reach agreement on contract terms. As a result, a second week of concerts has been cancelled, affecting all … » Read

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La Scala Returns Saudi $$$; Pereira Keeps His Job

March 18, 2019 | Reuters
MILAN--La Scala has decided to return more than three million euros ($3.4 million) in funding to Saudi Arabia after a plan to work closely with the country was widely criticized, including by members of the governing League party. The Saudi … » Read


The Utter Irony and Sad Timeliness of An American Dream

March 18, 2019 | John von Rhein, Musical America
Nothing changes. The bigotry, racism, nativism, and anti-Semitism that provide a basis for composer Jack Perla and librettist Jessica Murphy Moo’s An American Dream remain as real in America today as they were when the nation was at war … » Read

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La Jolla Music Center Names CEO

March 18, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
In the fall of 2017, when Ted DeDee announced he would retire in May of 2018 as president and CEO of the Madison, WI, Overture Center for the Arts, he told the local newspaper, “I’d love to travel some more. I’ve developed a … » Read

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Robert Spano to Fort Worth, an Interesting Coincidence

March 18, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
When Robert Spano  steps aside as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the end of the 2020-2021 season, he will still have plenty to do, continuing his job as music director of the Aspen Music Festival as well as starting a … » Read

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Conductors Extend, Step Aside, and Step Up

March 18, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Cincinnati May Festival has extended the contract of Juanjo Mena [pictured], who began his term as principal conductor just one season ago. He will now remain at the helm into the Festival’s 150 th anniversary season, in 2023. The 2019 … » Read

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NJ Legislators Join Growing Opposition to Westminster Sale

March 15, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Next week, the New Jersey Attorney General is scheduled to complete his investigation of the attempted sale by Rider University of Westminster Choir College (WCC) to a Chinese manufacturing firm recently in the education business. Once the … » Read


Two Song Cycles, One a Post-minimalist Premiere, One an Argento Classic

March 15, 2019 | Clive Paget, Musical America
For the second time in as many days, a Manhattan recital turned into a memorial. Following Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Carnegie Hall concert that concluded as a moving tribute to her late husband André Previn, so the March 13 traversal … » Read

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MTT: The (Not Really an) Exit Interview

March 15, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
As he prepares for his final appearance in Boston as music director of the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) later this month, Michael Tilson Thomas is quick to correct an interviewer who labels him the soon-to-be conductor emeritus of the ensemble he … » Read

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Aspen VP Exits for Tulsa Symphony

March 15, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Keith C. Elder is to succeed the retiring Ron Predl as executive director of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra (TSO), effective August 5. Elder, who has a BA in music and arts administration from Indiana University (concentrations in tuba and … » Read

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