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Las Vegas Phil Names New Exec Director

June 17, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Las Vegas Philharmonic has a new executive director as of May 3, coming to the city from Grand Rapids, MI, where she served for the last year as a consultant and, prior to that, COO to a startup called Aid the Neway International_SignArt. At … » Read

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Competition Federation Elects New Prez

June 17, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) has elected a new president in Peter Paul Kainrath, artistic director of the Ferrucio Busoni Piano Competition and CEO of Klangforum Wien. He will serve a three-year term, … » Read

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Louis Langrée to Exit Cinci Symphony

June 17, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Louis Langrée has said that he will not extend his contract as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra beyond 2023-24, by which time he will have been at the orchestra’s helm for 11 seasons. “This hasn’t been … » Read

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Marin Alsop on Her 14 Years in Baltimore: It Wasn't All Roses

June 17, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
As Marin Alsop concludes her tenure as music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) with a star-filled live broadcast and online gala on June 19, she looks back on her 14 years with both pride and regret. Now a much better ensemble … » Read

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UNC School of the Arts Names New Deans of Music, Dance, Filmmaking

June 16, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), located in Winston-Salem—one of UNC’s 17 statewide campuses—is undergoing major changes, as witnessed by the arrival of new deans at three of its five genre-specific … » Read

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Magda Krance Exits Chicago Lyric: 'The Landscape Has Changed.'

June 15, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
When Magda Krance, the Lyric Opera’s director of media relations, retires at the end of June, she will leave behind a world markedly different from the one she entered 30 years ago. Gone are Chicago’s multiple daily newspapers, each … » Read

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Grant Llewellyn Is Back on the Podium, Stroke Impairments Be Damned

June 14, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The stroke that sidelined the 60-year-old Welsh conductor Grant Llewellyn last summer took three days to develop. What began as a “funny feeling” gradually progressed to the point that he could hardly walk or carry out basic life … » Read

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Jaime Martín to Succeed Sir Andrew Davis in Melbourne

June 14, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, est. 1906, has named Jaime Martín as successor to Sir Andrew Davis as its chief conductor. He starts in 2022, three years subsequent to Davis’s departure . Stateside, Martin is best known as music … » Read

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New Executive Directors

June 10, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Louisiana Philharmonic, which self-defines as “the only full-time collaboratively governed and operated orchestra in the United States,” has named Philadelphia native Anwar Nasir [pictured] to be its next executive director. The … » Read

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Semperoper Dresden Names Artistic Director

June 10, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
It’s been a month since Semperoper Dresden extended the contract of Peter Theile r, its current artistic director, through the end of 2023-24. Wednesday, as if to ensure that he would not stay beyond that time, it named Nora Schmid, 42, as … » Read

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