Review: Steve Reich's Conversations Is a Gift from an Entire Generation of Music Makers

May 20, 2022 | Clive Paget, Musical America
If you’ve ever had the privilege of talking with Steve Reich, you’ll know the thoughts come thick and fast—so fast sometimes you can barely keep up. The beauty of Conversations is how all that wisdom and knowledge has … » Read

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Opera Saratoga, Opera Omaha GDs to Exit

May 20, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Larry Edelson, founding artistic and executive director of the American Lyric Theater, is to step down from his additional post as Opera Saratoga’s artistic and general director at the end of the 2022 summer festival. He has been … » Read

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Design Firm Named for Prague's $250m Arts Center

May 20, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The city of Prague has named Bjarke Ingels Group, with offices in Copenhagen and New York, as the designer of its new Vltava Philharmonic Hall. An international jury reviewed plans submitted by 19 global architectural firms before reaching a … » Read

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Dallas Will Keep Its Classical Music Radio Outlet

May 20, 2022 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
WRR, the first licensed broadcast station in Texas and one of the oldest operating radio stations in the country, is about to get new management. Owned and operated, albeit fitfully at times, by the city of Dallas since its founding in 1921 in a … » Read


Julia Bullock Touches the Soul with 'History's Persistent Voice'

May 19, 2022 | Steven Winn, Musical America
“My Lord, what a morning,” sang soprano Julia Bullock at the top of “History’s Persistent Voice, her deeply affecting, sometimes disturbing and always full-hearted work created for solo voice and orchestra. … » Read

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Met Hamlet Reviews Are In and the Verdict Is Not Unanimous

May 19, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Among the important reviews of Brett Dean’s new Hamlet at the Met Opera on May 13, there is universal agreement on the size of the work’s impact, as well as the sterling job of tenor Allan Clayton in the title role, onstage … » Read

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Jonas Kaufmann: Post-pandemic Opera Is in Crisis

May 19, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Jonas Kaufmann exists at the very apogee of the opera world. Dubbed “the most bankable male star in opera today” by The New Yorker, no tenor alive matches his audience appeal or the demand for his services around the world. … » Read

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A 55-Year-Old Orchestra Gets a Rebranding

May 19, 2022 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Effective immediately, the Stamford (CT) Symphony is the Orchestra Lumos. The 55-year-old orchestra, under Music Director Michael Stern and CEO Russell Jones (former NY Philharmonic marketing exec) is “rebranding” itself in an effort … » Read

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Free Masterclass Website Launches

May 19, 2022 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, which is a part of Tel Aviv University and the Israel Philharmonic’s partner school, has launched a free masterclass website. The initial two dozen offerings on Read

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Two Conductors Moving Up

May 18, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Kahchun Wong is to move from his current post as principal guest to chief conductor of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra as of fall 2023, when his two-year tenure in the guest position ends.  He is the current chief conductor of the … » Read

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