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International Conductors Guild Names New Prez

February 6, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Clare Fox Hillard, music director and conductor of the Albany (GA) Symphony Orchestra, is the new president of the International Conductors Guild. Elected for a two-year term during the ICG’s recent three-day conference in Valencia, Spain, … » Read

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German Director Jürgen Flimm Dies at 81

February 5, 2023 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Jürgen Flimm, famed director of theater, opera, and film, died on February 4 in Hamelwörden northwest of Hamburg. He was 81. His death was announced by Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden, of which he served as director from 2010-2018. … » Read

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Yannick Re-ups in Philly; Bobblehead Doll Marks the Occasion

February 5, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
On the eve of “Philly Loves Yannick Week,” which includes a bobblehead of the conductor as a contest prize and a cocktail named in his honor served at a dozen local restaurants, the Philadelphia Orchestra has announced the extension … » Read

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Artist Management Moves: Singers' Edition

February 3, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Ana María Martínez has joined Promethean Artists for general management. Previously with IMG, the acclaimed soprano is set to sing the role of Donna Elvira in the new production of Don Giovanni in May at the Met, which marks the … » Read

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Concertgebouw Artistic Director to Leave as Wunderkind Arrives

February 3, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
After two years in the job, Ulrike Niehoff will exit the artistic directorship of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra at the end of the current season. She was previously in the same post with the Vienna Symphony, for seven years, and, before … » Read

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Hong Kong Sinfonietta Taps German Music Director

February 2, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Hong Kong Sinfonietta has named German conductor Christoph Poppen as its next music director, a notch or two up from principal guest, a post he’s held since 2015. He takes on the new role as of 2023-24, succeeding the Yip Wing-sie, who … » Read

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Théâtre du Châtelet Taps Key Figure as Its Next Director

February 2, 2023 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Olivier Py is to be the new artistic director of Paris’s famed Théâtre du Châtelet. Py, former director of the Avignon Festival, is something of a cultural hero, and news of his appointment had been deemed "a sure promise … » Read

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Tania León Named Composer in Residence with London Phil

February 2, 2023 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) has selected Tania León as its next composer-residence for a two-year term, beginning September 2023. Among her obligations are a world premiere in 2023/24 and a U.K. premiere during the following … » Read

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New Artist of the Month: Composer Emma O’Halloran

February 1, 2023 | David Patrick Stearns, Musical America
Older man. Younger man. A dimly lit hotel room. Cheap beer. A financial transaction. Such was the visual image that Irish composer Emma O’Halloran built to frame the soundworld of her breakthrough opera,  Trade , right down to the buzz … » Read

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Nazi-era Composer, Now 102, Sees His Music Come to Light

February 1, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Founded in Vienna in 2006, the Exilarte Center for Banned Music locates, preserves, and presents music lost during the Holocaust. The forensic musicologists who work there function as the "monuments men" of Nazi-era composers and manuscripts, and … » Read

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