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In Chicago, Bigger Was Better in Fall 2017; Not So, Summer 2018

December 12, 2017 | Wynne Delacoma, Musical America
CHICAGO--As 2017 winds down, the big news on Chicago’s classical music scene is a project that will not happen in 2018. Last April the Ravinia Festival, summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, named James Levine as its conductor … » Read

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Columbia Artists Signs Conductor Jaap van Zweden

December 12, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Jaap van Zweden, outgoing music director of the Dallas Symphony, music director designate of the New York Philharmonic, has left IMG Artists and joined the newly realigned Columbia Artists . Effective immediately, his new manager will be R. … » Read

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NY Phil Secures $50M "Launch Fund"

December 12, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
To give its new leadership team an extra boost, a small group of New York Philharmonic trustees has come forward with a collective $50 million, thereby securing a powerful launch to the music directorship of Jaap van Zweden and his secret weapon, … » Read

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A Look Back at the Fall Opera Season in New York

December 11, 2017 | George Loomis, Musical America
When the Metropolitan Opera announced that four performances in November of the Verdi Requiem would replace a new, and presumably provocative, production of La Forza del Destino , the company’s fall season immediately looked less … » Read

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Elbphilharmonie O Chief Conductor, Upset, Will Quit Early

December 11, 2017 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Thomas Hengelbrock will quit his post as chief conductor of the Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in 2018 rather than 2019, apparently unhappy with the timing of the announcement of his successor, Alan Gilbert. Hengelbrock announced on June 21 that he … » Read

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Juilliard Gave an Honorary Doctorate to China's First Lady

December 11, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In a politically astute move, the Juilliard School on December 6 granted an honorary doctorate to Peng Liyuan, wife of China President Xi Jinping, at the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Juilliard's current president, Joseph W. Polisi, … » Read

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