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Roth replaces Controversial Currentzis in Stuttgart

October 3, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Teodor Currentzis is to step down as chief conductor of Stuttgart’s SWR Symphony Orchestra at the end of the 2024-25 season, it has been announced. The controversial Greek-Russian maestro has been under fire since the outbreak of the war in … » Read
 

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New Artist of the Month: Cellist Jonathan Swensen

October 1, 2022 | Clive Paget, Musical America
Like many young cellists, Jonathan Swensen fell in love with the instrument during a performance of the Elgar concerto. He was six at the time. It was therefore a dream come true when, 14 years later, he made his concerto debut playing the same … » Read
 

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New in the Concertmaster Chair(s)

September 30, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Manchester-based Hallé orchestra, Mark Elder music director, has brought on a new leader, or concertmaster, to succeed Lyn Fletcher, who left in 2019 after over 20 years in the job. He is Roberto Ruisi , 22, a multiple prize winner … » Read
 

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New World Symphony Names Artistic Director

September 30, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
French conductor Stéphane Denève will succeed Michael Tilson Thomas as artistic director of the New World Symphony as of the 2022-23 season. MTT, who cofounded NWS with Ted and Lin Arison 35 years ago, will stay connected to his … » Read
 

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Borda Comes Back to Conquer and Succeeds

September 30, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
If at first you don’t succeed…. In 1999, after eight years at the head of the New York Philharmonic, Deborah Borda decamped for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, convinced that a makeover of the much-maligned Avery Fisher Hall … » Read
 

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Interview Catches Muti in a Post-concert Mood

September 29, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Following a concert with the Vienna Philharmonic in Salzburg’s Grosses Festspielhaus last month, the 81-year-old maestro Riccardo Muti sat for an interview with Die Zeit . Reminded that he has expressed frustration that “a performance … » Read
 

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Anti-vaxxer Musicians Sue Naples Phil

September 28, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Three former Naples Philharmonic musicians have sued Artis—Naples, the ensemble’s parent organization, to contest their dismissal on June 30, 2022, for refusing to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. The plaintiffs are: 17-year veteran … » Read
 

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Chicago Symphony O Hires Players

September 28, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
As orchestras continue to fill their ranks post-pandemic (knock on wood), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointments of Daniel Carson and Beatrice Chen as the newest members of the bass and viola sections. Carson, principal … » Read
 

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Heidelberg's GMD Will Exit at Season's End

September 27, 2022 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Elias Grandy, general music director of the City of Heidelberg, inclusive of its opera and philharmonic, will step down at the end of the season after eight years in the job. Grandy, 42, has been taking on increasing guest conducting jobs of late … » Read
 

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Dallas Symphony Welcomes New Players

September 27, 2022 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Since the pandemic, quite a number of new musicians have joined the Dallas Symphony, including former Atlanta Symphony principal trumpet Stuart Stephenson, succeeding the late Ryan Anthony in that role with the DSO. Also new are associate … » Read
 
 

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