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Dallas Will Keep Its Classical Music Radio Outlet

May 20, 2022 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
WRR, the first licensed broadcast station in Texas and one of the oldest operating radio stations in the country, is about to get new management. Owned and operated, albeit fitfully at times, by the city of Dallas since its founding in 1921 in a … » Read

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Design Firm Named for Prague's $250m Arts Center

May 20, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The city of Prague has named Bjarke Ingels Group, with offices in Copenhagen and New York, as the designer of its new Vltava Philharmonic Hall. An international jury reviewed plans submitted by 19 global architectural firms before reaching a … » Read

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A 55-Year-Old Orchestra Gets a Rebranding

May 19, 2022 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Effective immediately, the Stamford (CT) Symphony is the Orchestra Lumos. The 55-year-old orchestra, under Music Director Michael Stern and CEO Russell Jones (former NY Philharmonic marketing exec) is “rebranding” itself in an effort … » Read

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Met Hamlet Reviews Are In and the Verdict Is Not Unanimous

May 19, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Among the important reviews of Brett Dean’s new Hamlet at the Met Opera on May 13, there is universal agreement on the size of the work’s impact, as well as the sterling job of tenor Allan Clayton in the title role, onstage … » Read

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Jonas Kaufmann: Post-pandemic Opera Is in Crisis

May 19, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Jonas Kaufmann exists at the very apogee of the opera world. Dubbed “the most bankable male star in opera today” by The New Yorker, no tenor alive matches his audience appeal or the demand for his services around the world. … » Read

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Free Masterclass Website Launches

May 19, 2022 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, which is a part of Tel Aviv University and the Israel Philharmonic’s partner school, has launched a free masterclass website. The initial two dozen offerings on Read

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High-profile Critic Praises Low-profile Orchestra

May 18, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Musical commitment and innovative programming are not exclusive to America’s major symphony orchestras. As Alex Ross argues, “The South Dakota Symphony [SDSO] is bolder and savvier in its programming than all but a handful of American … » Read

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Curtis Enlarges Its Composition Faculty by Three

May 17, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Curtis Institute of Music has added to its adjunct composition faculty for the 2022-23 academic year, joining the current Nick DiBerardino, director of composition studies, and Richard Danielpour. Newcomers include Steven Mackey and Jonathan … » Read

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Full Exit: Bolshoi Expat Dancers

May 16, 2022 | Agence France-Presse
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – The day Russia invaded Ukraine, Brazilian dancer David Motta, then a leading soloist at the renowned Bolshoi ballet, knew he had to leave the country where he had lived half his life. It was an "obvious" decision -- … » Read

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Latvian National Symphony Names Wunderkind

May 13, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Finnish conductor Tarmo Peltokoski, 22, is to be the next music and artistic director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO). He starts next season, succeeding Andris Poga, now at the artistic helm of Norway’s Stavanger Symphony … » Read

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