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Shauna Quill to Exit the New York Youth Symphony

January 24, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
As of June 30, the New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) will be in the market for a new executive director. Shauna Quill is leaving to “pursue other opportunities.” The NYYS board hopes to have a new executive director in place by the time … » Read
 

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Russia's New Culture Minister Is Bored by Culture

On Tuesday, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin installed a new culture minister, Olga Lyubimova, 39. She succeeds Vladimir Medinsky, has a background in film, TV, and journalism, and is the great-granddaughter of Vasily Kachalov, a famous … » Read
 

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Netflix Picks Up New Bernstein Film

January 23, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Netflix has nabbed the rights to Bradley Cooper’s film about the iconic Leonard Bernstein. Cooper, who co-wrote the script, will star in, direct, and co-produce the motion picture. Other producers involved include a veritable Hollywood … » Read
 

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Opera San José Gets a New Burst of Energy

January 23, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
In 2008, when Opera San José’s resident soprano walked out in mid-season, Khori Dastoor stepped in at the last minute to take over major roles in four remarkably different operas— Lucia di Lammermoor , Rigoletto , The Magic … » Read
 

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Key Festivals Select New Youth Orchestra Directors

January 23, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Two major European music festivals have announced new leaders for their youth orchestras. The Verbier Festival has appointed American conductor James Gaffigan [pictured] to be the next music director of the Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra … » Read
 

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From the Top Names New Host and Co-hosts

January 23, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
From the Top , NPR’s 20-year-old showcase for rising young talent, is widening its focus, creating what its executive director characterizes as a “brain trust” of five cohosts, each of whom brings a distinctive perspective to … » Read
 
 

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