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California to Strut Its New-Music Cred with Statewide Festival

January 31, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
California’s three biggest orchestras--The Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony—have announced a new festival of music composed in the last five years that “resonates” with the history … » Read

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Chicago Opera Theater GD to Exit

January 31, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Ashley Magnus will step down as general director of the Chicago Opera Theater as of March 3, with the intent of joining her family in a new business venture elsewhere. With an MBA from the University of Utah, Magnus and her spouse have … » Read


John Adams Conducts His Latest Girls

January 31, 2023 | John Rockwell, Musical America
LOS ANGELES--John Adams calls Girls of the Golden West “my most personal of all stage creations.” But it’s also the one that’s given him the most trouble. Premiered by the San Francisco Opera in 2017, it was revised for … » Read

Contests & Awards

Sphinx Competition Names Winners

January 31, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The 2023 Sphinx Competition concluded over the weekend, with violinist Njioma Chinyere Grevious taking the top prize of $50,000 plus a number of solo appearances with major orchestras. She won the $5,000 Audience Choice Prize as well. A graduate … » Read

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Julia Bullock, Soprano au Courant

January 31, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Last weekend marked the first major West Coast appearance by soprano Julia Bullock in three years, when she sang the role of Dame Shirley in Girls of the Golden West by John Adams [ see today’s review ]. First Covid, and then the birth of … » Read


Yuja Dazzles as She Makes History

January 30, 2023 | David Patrick Stearns, Musical America
How does she do it? The 35-year-old pianist Yuja Wang showed strategy, passion, and poise but little strain when playing all five Rachmaninoff piano and orchestra works in a single concert Saturday afternoon at Carnegie Hall. The … » Read

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Munich Phil Eyes Gergiev's Successor

January 30, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Munich Philharmonic is poised to announced 34-year-old Israeli conductor Lahav Shani as it next music director, according to German media. Shani will succeed Valery Gergiev,  fired for his support of Vladimir Putin, and in the process … » Read

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Gardner & the LPO Tackle Elgar and Neglected Tippett

January 30, 2023 | Clive Paget, Musical America
LONDON--The London Philharmonic Orchestra has an enviable track record when it comes to Elgar’s First Symphony. In the 1960s and 70s, LPO recorded it twice under Principal Conductor Sir Adrian Boult, and in 1975 did so again under his … » Read

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Barber's Vanessa Highlights Spoleto 2023

January 30, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The 47 th season of Spoleto Festival USA will run May 26-June 11 with more than100 events in venues throughout Charleston, SC. The second iteration under Mena Mark Hanna, CEO and general director, opens with a concert celebrating the late Geoff … » Read

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Artist Roster Updates

January 30, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Irish conductor Killian Farrell has signed with HarrisonParrott, his first artist management firm. Farrell is the designated generalmusikdirektor of the Staatstheater Meiningen and first kapellmeister of the Staatsoper Stuttgart where his current … » Read

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