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A Lincoln Center Festival Farewell, from Its First Director

November 17, 2017 | John Rockwell, Musical America
The official announcement of the demise of the Lincoln Center Festival was not unexpected, ever since its director, Nigel Redden, was let go this summer. But it was still sad, at least for some of us, and provides an occasion for reflection on … » Read

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George Steel to Curate Programming in Boston

November 17, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will promote George Steel, visiting curator for performing arts since March, to curator, effective in January. Steel, general manager of the New York City Opera from 2009 until it declared bankruptcy … » Read

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Los Angeles Phil Picks Seasoned Exec to Succeed Borda

November 16, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Simon Woods, president and CEO of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra (SSO) since 2011, is to succeed Deborah Borda with the same title at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, effective on January 22. Gail Samuel, who has been serving as interim in the job, … » Read


Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes: Piggyback Ride to Nowhere New

November 17, 2017 | Rachel Straus, Musical America
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1948 classic film The Red Shoes was a surprise hit with audiences because of its sheer style: a technicolor phantasmagoria of blood reds and oceanic blues that distilled on and off-stage visions of a … » Read

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One More Deck Chair on the Titanic: David Stearns to Exit Philly Inquirer

November 16, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
David Patrick Stearns is leaving The Philadelphia Inquirer after 17 years as one of two classical music writers; the other one, Peter Dobrin, appears to be safe—for the time being. As Stearns himself told me at a recent gathering, when we … » Read

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New Appointments for Nashville's Maestro

November 17, 2017 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Nashville Symphony Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero is to be principal guest conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, est. 1962, effective in August. His contract calls for four weeks per season; he takes up the post as French-Swiss … » Read

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