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Town Hall Exec Director Steps Down

December 2, 2022
After 44 years as its executive director, Lawrence Zucker will retire from The Town Hall at the end of this calendar year. Since joining the 1,500-seat venue near Times Square in 1978, Zucker has worked to revitalize the historic venue. Founded … » Read

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NY Youth Symphony Names New Music Director

December 2, 2022 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Continuing a lineage that includes one of his mentors, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Andrew Jinhong Kim is to be the next music director of the New York Youth Symphony (NYYS). He takes over next season from Michael Repper, who exits next spring … » Read

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Paris Orch, Royal Concertgebouw Partner to Share a Conductor

December 2, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
That Finnish conductor Klaus Mäkelä is on the top of every major symphony orchestra’s list at the ripe old age of 26 is ever more apparent. (He makes his debut with the New York Philharmonic next week.)The current music director … » Read

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Tania León's Pioneering Path to Success

December 2, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
For more than half a century, Tania León has been a vital presence in the life of contemporary classical music in America. Born in Havana in 1943, she aspired to a life in music, completed conservatory training as a 17-year-old, and … » Read

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New Artist of the Month: Composer Nina Shekhar

December 1, 2022 | Thomas May, Musical America
Questions involving identity have fascinated Nina Shekhar since she can remember. Coming of age as a first-generation Indian American has meant learning to navigate different cultural expectations not only in her personal life but also in her … » Read

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Five Recent Conductor Appointments

December 1, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The BBC Philharmonic has announced that its chief guest conductor, John Storgårds [pictured], is to succeed Omer Meir Wellber as chief conductor. Wellber was in the job for four years. In comments, Storgårds points out that he had … » Read

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SLSO Artistic VP to Minnesota O

December 1, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Erik Finley, vice president and general manager of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra since 2017, is to move to the position of vice president of artistic planning for the Minnesota Orchestra, a post in which he’ll be leading the artistic and … » Read

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Rafael Payare and the San Diego Symphony: ''Blossoming together''

November 29, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Just over a year ago, the San Diego Symphony opened its $85 million Rady Shell at Jacobs Park with much fanfare, a kind of post-pandemic coming out party for the city, the orchestra, and its 42-year-old Music Director Rafael Payare, who makes his … » Read

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Music Director Updates

November 28, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Spanish conductor Gustavo Gimeno [pictured] has renewed his music directorship with the Toronto Symphony through the 2029-30 season. The 46-year-old maestro first signed on 2020-21, succeeding Andrew Davis who was serving as interim following … » Read

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Esperanza Spalding Leaving Harvard, Citing Its Passive Nod to Black and Native Life 'Exploitation'

November 28, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
After five years as a professor in the music department at Harvard, jazz musician  Esperanza E. Spalding has announced she is leaving the university to return to her hometown of Portland, Oregon. There she hopes to create a “sanctuary … » Read

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