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Beth Morrison Heads to Music Academy/West in Summer 2021

October 21, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In the second New York meets California music biz partnership to be announced within the last 24 hours, Beth Morrison and her BMP team will spend four weeks next summer working with the students of the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. … » Read

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Anne-Sophie on Covid-19 and Diversity

October 21, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, onetime Musical America Artist of the Year, used her recent acceptance speech upon receiving the Instrumentalist of the Year/Violin Opus Klassik prize in Berlin as a platform to speak out on the impact of the … » Read

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Two New Artist Signings

October 20, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
French cellist Bruno Philippe has signed with Askonas Holt for general management having previously been with l’agence, which will now represent him solely in France. A onetime prize-winner at the Tchaikovsky, Feuermann, and ARD … » Read

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For Lisette Oropesa, It's Business (Almost) as Usual

October 19, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
American soprano Lisette Oropesa is one of the lucky few in the opera world—she is busy singing while most of her contemporaries have been silenced by Covid-19. She recently took time away from preparing to sing Konstanze in Mozart’s … » Read

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New Musicians in LA, Berlin, St. Louis

October 15, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, silenced by the pandemic, has lost its principal harp to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Emmanuel Ceysson , with the MET Orchestra since 2015, will succeed Lou Anne Neill, who has retired after 37 years. Ceysson, … » Read

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Helga Stays. Göttingen Hires. Sarasota Replaces.

October 15, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In 2016, Helga Rabl-Stadler , the iron-fist, velvet-glove president of the Salzburg Festival, signed an extension of her contract that would see her creating and overseeing the program for the festival’s centennial season, in summer 2020. … » Read

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In Reversal, Thierry Fischer Will Stay in Utah

October 14, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Thierry Fischer, music director of the Utah Symphony since 2009, has decided to stay for a little while longer, reversing a decision announced in May 2019 that he would be leaving at the close of his current contract, in August 2022. At the time … » Read

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Sedge Clark Retires from Musical America; Other MA Changes to Follow

October 13, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Sedgwick Clark, longtime features editor of the Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts, has retired after nearly 30 years in the job. He will stay involved in an “emeritus” capacity. Susan Elliott remains … » Read

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Soprano Erin Wall Dies at 44

October 12, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The Canadian soprano Erin Wall died of complications from metastatic breast cancer on Oct. 8. She was 44. Baritone Brett Polegato, who sang with her in a concert performance of Peter Grimes in 2018, lauded his colleague for “the sheer … » Read

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Arts Exec Shuffle: An Arrival in Sarasota, a Departure in Tucson

October 9, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Linda Moxley , VP of marketing and communications for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, is headed to Florida, where she is to be the first ever executive director of the Sarasota Concert Association, which, heretofore, has been run by a volunteer … » Read

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