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Bell Ringers in the German Countryside Prompt Lawsuits

December 6, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Clanging cowbells are cause for an ongoing legal skirmish between neighbors in Holzkirchen, a small town south of Munich, Germany. When a couple bought a large house in the fields on the edge of the town in 2011, they looked forward to a quiet … » Read

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Out with the Old, In with the New at Local 802

December 6, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In what on the surface looks long overdue, the New York chapter of the American Federation of Musicians—a.k.a. Local 802—has taken a giant step into the present by voting in new leadership. French horn player Adam Krauthamer, 37, was … » Read

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Met Orchestra Takes to the Stage for Bows

December 6, 2018 | Associated Press
NEW YORK — Yannick Nezet-Seguin took the rare step of bringing the entire orchestra on stage for curtain calls following his first performance as just the third music director in the Metropolitan Opera's 135-year-history. The 43-year-old … » Read

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Leeds Competition Co-Artistic Director Exits

December 5, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Paul Lewis has stepped down as co-artistic director of the Leeds International Piano Competition after not quite three years in the job. His colleague Adam Gatehouse, also a three-year exec, is now the sole artistic director. The duo arrived … » Read

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Juilliard Pre-College Director to Exit for Juilliard Tianjin

December 5, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
As Westminster Choir College alumni fight a  takeover of their alma mater by a firm controlled by the Chinese government, the Juilliard School prepares to be the first U.S. music conservatory to open in Tianjin. In fact, the Tianjin … » Read

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A New Conservatory Course: Mental Health

December 4, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has appointed the first lecturer in musicians’ health and well-being in a U.K. conservatory. Beginning in January Sara Ascenso, a clinical psychologist and pianist, will lecture, conduct research, … » Read

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