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New York Phil Announces Jaap’s Final Season

March 21, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The New York Philharmonic has announced its 2023–24 Season, Jaap van Zweden’s last hurrah as the orchestra’s music director. It's a program strong in new music, commissions, and premieres, with plenty of women on the podium. … » Read


Kentridge's SIBYL Illuminates an Ancient Oracle

March 21, 2023 | Steven Winn, Musical America
SAN FRANCISCO—Scintillating and droll, potent and puckish, William Kentridge’s multi-valenced chamber opera-cum-film SIBYL had a buoyantly received United States premiere March 17 at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. The ovation was … » Read

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Church Choirs Embrace Girls from Westminster to Spain

March 21, 2023 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
From a 700-year-old Spanish monastery to London’s Westminster Abbey, it seems that religious institutions are opening their arms at last to welcome girls. Last week, The Guardian reported that women and girls are to be invited to form a new … » Read

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China's Best Orchestras (According to the Chinese Authority)

March 21, 2023 | Rudolph Tang, Musical America
SHANGHAI—The Chinese Authority has announced a list of the best orchestras in China. “Music of Our Age” is both a campaign and a domestic touring project, overseen and funded by the Ministry of Publicity (aka Propaganda) in … » Read

Contests & Awards

Alistair Coleman Becomes YCA Composer-in-Residence

March 21, 2023 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Young Concert Artists (YCA) has announced that Alistair Coleman will be their 2023 composer-in-residence. Coleman, who hails from Washington, DC, was selected out of nearly 150 applications for the position that comes with a three-year management … » Read

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Met Ordered to Pay Netrebko, Even as it Cancels Her Husband

March 20, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Metropolitan Opera has been ordered to pay over $200,000 in compensation to Anna Netrebko after the cancelation of a number of her performances last year. The company had taken the step after the Russian soprano declined to denounce Vladimir … » Read

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John Adams Slams BBC’s “March to the Bottom”

March 20, 2023 | Clive Paget, Musical America
Senior U.S. composer John Adams has joined the growing chorus of disapproval at the BBC’s decision to axe its elite choir, the BBC Singers. The California-based musician regularly conducts BBC orchestras, and in 2017 called on both the BBC … » Read


Jaap Returns With Messiaen's Homage to the Major Third

March 20, 2023 | George Loomis, Musical America
Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony has its share of brutal dissonance—no question about that—yet some critics called it, according to the composer, an homage to the major third, a sonority as unlike dissonance as one … » Read

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Sondheim’s Final Musical to Premiere Off-Broadway

March 20, 2023 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Producer Tom Kirdahy has announced that Stephen Sondheim’s final musical will make it to the stage this fall. Here We Are is the new title for the show formerly known as Square One , a work inspired by a pair of surrealist movies by … » Read

People in the News

Karina Canellakis: An American Conductor Goes Dutch

March 20, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Pentatone has announced an ongoing recording project with American conductor Karina Canellakis. The Dutch boutique label has launched what it describes as a long-term, multi-album partnership with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra … » Read

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