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BAM Names Three Execs as Interim Prez

March 5, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The departure of Katy Clark as president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in November has necessitated the expertise of three individuals to step into her position, at least on an interim basis. Each is already part of the BAM staff, each … » Read
 

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Teen Tubist Joins the Milwaukee Symphony

March 5, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
When Robert Black signed up to be one of 62 musicians auditioning for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s open tuba position in 2019, his expectations were modest. "My kind of goal,” he tells a reporter, “was if I can advance … » Read
 

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A New Title in Montreal, a New Music Director in Klagenfurt

March 3, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Kent Nagano, whose acclaimed 16-year tenure as music director of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) ended at the end of last season, is back in town to conduct several programs this month and, at the same time, receive the … » Read
 

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New Orchestra Execs in Texas and West VA

March 3, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
David Pratt, executive director of the Savannah Music Festival (SMF) for slightly more the two years, is to be the new CEO and executive director of the Austin (TX) Symphony Orchestra (ASO), which, at 110 years and counting, calls itself the … » Read
 

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Rhiannon Giddens to Host Third Season of Aria Code

March 3, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Skillfully positioned in the middle of one of its membership drives, WQXR has announced the particulars of Aria Code , launching its third season March 10 with the focus on “Nessun dorma” from Puccini’s Turandot . Rhiannon … » Read
 

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A New Era for Long Beach

March 2, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
When Andreas Mitisek, the Long Beach Opera’s long-time artistic director stepped down in 2020, all concerned knew he would be a hard act to follow. His innovative, experimental productions, often in unconventional locales, had won the … » Read
 

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Caramoor Names New CEO

March 1, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Caramoor has appointed  Edward J. Lewis III to succeed Jeffrey P. Haydon as president & CEO. Haydon succeeded Welz Kauffman in the top administrative post at Ravinia last September. Lewis, a onetime violist in the Dallas Symphony … » Read
 

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New Artist of the Month: Conductor Lio Kuokman

March 1, 2021 | Ken Smith, Musical America
Back in October, when Lio Kuokman stepped in for Jaap van Zweden to lead the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s season opener , the event somewhat evoked Leonard Bernstein’s legendary debut with the New York Philharmonic—with a … » Read
 

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Roger Englander, Longtime Classical Music TV Producer, Dies

February 26, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Roger Englander, a television producer best known for his work on CBS-TV's New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts with Leonard Bernstein, died in Newport, RI, on February 8. He was 94 years old. In addition to his 14-year association with … » Read
 

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Black Music Director Marks a Milestone in Texas

February 26, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
In January the Baytown Symphony Orchestra (BSO) named Clarence Frank as the 50-year-old ensemble’s new music director. The first African American conductor in the orchestra’s—and perhaps the state’s -- history, Frank is a … » Read
 
 

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