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Dudamel Resigns from Paris Opera

May 25, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Gustavo Dudamel, just on the heels of conducting three sold-out Mahler Ninth Symphony performances at the New York Philharmonic, has resigned as music director of the Paris Opera, four years ahead of schedule. His decision takes effect in August, … » Read

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Lucerne Fest Names New Exec/Artistic Director

May 25, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Sebastian Nordmann, director of the Konzerthaus and Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, is to be the next executive and artistic director of the Lucerne Festival, succeeding Michael Haefliger, who last fall said he would step down after 26 years at the … » Read

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New Music Directors in Regional Os

May 25, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
After a two-year search that attracted almost 100 applicants, the Elgin (IL) Symphony Orchestra (ESO) has tapped Chad Goodman [pictured] as its fifth music director. Most recently a conducting fellow at the New World Symphony, Goodman has been … » Read

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American Pianists Assoc Taps CEO

May 24, 2023 | Edward Edgerton, Musical America
The American Pianists Association (APA) has hired Chris Williams, executive VP of Concert Artists Guild of five years, to be its next CEO. He starts in July, relocating to Indianapolis and succeeding Peter Mraz, who resigned in July 2022 ; Joanne … » Read

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Dallas Symphony Names New Chorus Director

May 23, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Anthony Blake Clark, director of choruses for the Richmond (VA) Symphony, music director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, and artistic director of Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York, is to be the next director of the … » Read

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Debuting Met Conductor Makes Uninformed Assumption

May 22, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Pity is due the musicians of the Metropolitan Opera orchestra, or so Nathalie Stutzmann would have you believe. This spring the French mezzo soprano-cum-conductor is making her Met debut with two new Mozart productions— Ivo van Hove’s … » Read

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LA Phil Names Interim CEO

May 21, 2023 | Musical America
Los Angeles Philharmonic has named its COO Daniel Song as interim CEO, effective immediately. The current CEO, Chad Smith, is to  take that position with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and so will now move in LA to an advisement position. As … » Read

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Internat'l Podium Hopper No More

May 19, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Before the invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Valery Gergiev was one of the busiest conductors on Planet Earth, leading as many as 300 performances a year in concert halls around the world. But the international revulsion against Russia’s … » Read

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A Few Artist Management Moves

May 19, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Arabella Arts has signed American conductor Joseph Young , music director of the Berkeley Symphony, to its roster for worldwide management. Previously with William Reinert Associates, Young is artistic director of ensembles for the Peabody … » Read

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Dallas Symphony Adds to Conducting Staff

May 17, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, which recently received $25 million as a challenge grant toward a $100 million endowment boost, has added a new position to its conducting staff: Principal Conductor, Dallas Symphony Presents. First to fill it, as … » Read

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