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New Music Director in Lafayette, IN

July 18, 2024 | Edward Egerton, Musical America
South Carolina native Kellen Gray is to be the next conductor and artistic director of the Lafayette (IN) Symphony Orchestra, a 70-plus-year-old professional ensemble offering four symphonic concerts and six smaller musical events annually. … » Read

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BBC Singers Name 'New' Director

July 17, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Jonathan Manners, who has been responsible for the artistic leadership of the BBC Singers since 2016, will add the top executive position of director to his remit. He succeeds Paul Hughes, who stepped down after 23 years in 2022. Since joining … » Read

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SWR Investigation Gives François-Xavier Roth a Second Chance

July 17, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
After an internal investigation, the SWR Symphony Orchestra (Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra) has decided to proceed with the appointment of François-Xavier Roth as the ensemble’s chief conductor as of the 2025-26 season. … » Read

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Programming as an Artform at London Phil

July 16, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
As artistic director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Elena Dubinets is walking a tight rope, trying to expand the classical canon while offering enough standard fare to keep longtime patrons happy. “We have to do both,” she … » Read

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Bill Viola, of 'The Tristan Project,' Dies at 73

July 16, 2024 | Associated Press
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Bill Viola, a video artist who collaborated with director Peter Sellars on a groundbreaking production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde originally seen in Los Angeles, Paris and New York, has died at age 73. … » Read

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LACO Taps Inaugural Creative Partner

July 16, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Lara Downes, a Musical America Top 30 Professional for 2021 , is the first-ever creative partner of the Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) as of July 1. Downs is a celebrated pianist and recording artist with a deep commitment to arts advocacy and … » Read

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Out of Italy: Meyer Gets a New Gig

July 15, 2024 | Associated Press
ROME (AP) — Dominique Meyer has been appointed executive director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, effective July 15, the orchestra’s board of trustees said on Friday. Meyer, however, will remain superintendent of Milan's … » Read

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New Deans and a New School

July 12, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Thomas Kernan, associate professor of music history and associate dean of Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, is to be the inaugural assistant dean of artistic operations for Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. … » Read

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Welsh NO Taps 2 Fresh Faces as Leaders

July 12, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Welsh National Opera has appointed two women to share its top leadership role, one that has been filled by one man. Perhaps their relative youth makes them more affordable or willing; WNO is   facing major funding cuts and a looming strike … » Read

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Music Director for the EUYO

July 11, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Iván Fischer, music director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra (BFO), is the new music director of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), immediately succeeding Vasily Petrenko, who held the post for a decade. Among his first duties … » Read

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