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D.C.Shift Festival Showcases Indianapolis and National Symphonies

April 18, 2018 | John Rockwell, Musical America
The very idea to invite far-flung regional orchestras to a major metropolitan concert hall and to present them in an annual festival is clearly a good one.  Carnegie Hall, echoing the New York City Center’s popular Fall for Dance, … » Read
 

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New Leader for Academy of Ancient Music

April 18, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM), est. 1973 by Christopher Hogwood, has a new leader (akin to the concertmaster) in Bojan Cicic; he succeeds Pavlo Besnosiuk. The orchestra, associate ensemble at the Barbican, … » Read
 

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Minnesota Orchestra Names Successor to CEO Kevin Smith

April 17, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Executive VP for Institutional Advancement and COO Michelle Miller Burns is to be the Minnesota Orchestra’s president and CEO as of September 1. She will succeed Kevin Smith, who will retire August 31, after … » Read
 

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Listen Up, Conductors: You've Got Beethoven's Ninth All Wrong

April 18, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
According to Benjamin Zander, music director of the Boston Philharmonic, most of the world’s conductors have got it all wrong when it comes to conducting Beethoven’s 9 th Symphony. Most recordings of the work last about 100 minutes, … » Read
 

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Remembering John Oliver

April 17, 2018 | Leslie Kandell, Musical America
For decades, by the third or fourth curtain call of Boston Symphony choral concerts, audiences would be applauding a shortish round-faced man they did not recognize, while singers in the Tanglewood Festival Chorus cheered him, stomping loudly on … » Read
 

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Rapper Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

April 17, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music has been awarded to hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar for his album DAMN . He is the first non-classical, non-jazz person to win the music award since its inception in 1943. DAMN , issued on his label Top Dawg … » Read
 
 

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