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Rediscovering the 'Dean of American Composers'

May 17, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Concerts in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress this weekend and at the Morgan Library in Manhattan next week will reintroduce a piece composed in 1897 by Charles Martin Loeffler, who upon his death in 1935 was known as “the … » Read
 

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Peer Pressure Wins, Jerusalem Quartet Will Play

May 16, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
It looks like the Jerusalem Quartet will appear at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw after all. At least one of the two scheduled concerts will take place, on May 18 at 7 p.m. The May 16 event remains a casualty of the Concertgebouw’s initial … » Read
 

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Hockney's Complex Turandot Gets Reassembled in LA

May 16, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The production of Puccini’s Turandot designed by David Hockney three decades ago will be revived for its Los Angeles debut at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on May 18. “We’ve been trying to program Hockney’s Turandot for 30 … » Read
 

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Kathleen Battle Returns to a Storied Stage

May 16, 2024 | David Patrick Stearns, Musical America
Not seen on its stage since 2016, then following a 22-year career hiatus, Kathleen Battle returned to the Metropolitan Opera on May 12, in a concert produced by AMP Worldwide, presenter of Disney-in-concert films and the like. Now age 75, she … » Read
 

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Canberra Symphony Gets $4.1M

May 16, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Australia’s Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO), established originally as an amateur ensemble in 1950 and fully professionalized by the mid-1960s, has earned a national reputation for its commitment to performing works by Australian … » Read
 

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New Music Directors in South Carolina, Australia

May 16, 2024
The Greenville (SC) Symphony Orchestra has appointed Lee Mills to be its next music director, succeeding the 24-year reign of Edvard Tchivzhel, now taking the title of emeritus. Mills, a Solti career grant recipient, becomes the North Carolina … » Read
 

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Hannigan to Helm Iceland Symphony

May 15, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Barbara Hannigan is to be the next chief conductor and artistic director of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra as of August 2026. She succeeds Eva Ollikainen , whose four-season contract commenced in 2020-21. Hannigan, also an acclaimed soprano, has … » Read
 

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Classical Music's Answer to Taylor Swift

May 15, 2024 | Ronald Blum, Associated Press
Lise Davidsen has become classical music’s biggest draw , attracting crowds to the Paris Opéra for her first performances in the title role of Strauss’s Salome during the same week Swift filled La Défense Arena across … » Read
 

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An Orchestra Flaunts Its Nationalism

May 15, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Israel Philharmonic prides itself on being the primary musical expression of the nation’s identity. Launched in 1948, its roots were actually set in place 12 years earlier, when Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman formed the Palestine … » Read
 

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Shepherd School's New Director of Orchestras

May 15, 2024 | Edward Egerton, Musical America
The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University has selected Miguel Harth-Bedoya as its next resident director of orchestras and professor of conducting. After spending the 2024-25 school year as designate, he will assume his full … » Read
 
 

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