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Chicago Symphony Names New Composer in Residence

April 20, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The music of composer/violinist Jessie Montgomery seems to be everywhere these days, particularly Banner , programmed in recent months by the Los Angeles and New York philharmonics and the Philadelphia Orchestra, among others. The three-minute … » Read

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New Top Exec Hired by the Los Angeles Phil

April 20, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Renae Williams Niles, chairman of the board of APAP (Association of Performing Arts Professionals), best known for her work in arts education and dance, has been given a lofty title at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, one by which she will oversee … » Read

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Daisy Newman's Rich Legacy to Young Music Makers

April 19, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The death of Daisy Newman on Feb. 10, 2021 at the age of 74 robbed inner city children in the San Francisco Bay area of a forceful advocate. Founder and longtime chief executive of the Young Musicians Choral Orchestra (YMCO), Newman was the … » Read

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Wayne Turner Peterson, 1992 Pulitzer Winner, Dies at 93

April 19, 2021 | Grant Peterson
Wayne Turner Peterson, winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize in music for his piece The Face of the Night, The Heart of the Dark died on April 7 in San Francisco of natural causes. He was 93. Born in Albert Lea, Minnesota in 1927, he was influenced … » Read

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Promising Choreographer Dies at 35, Amid Accusations

April 19, 2021 | Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — Liam Scarlett, a star British choreographer whom some insiders thought to be the next Ratmansky, has died at age 35. His career of late was clouded by abuse allegations. Scarlett’s family said Saturday that “it is … » Read

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Three New Artistic Posts: The M-F Odds Are Improving

April 16, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Gerry Cornelius, principal guest conductor of the English National Ballet, is to be the new music director of the English Touring Opera, with immediate effect. He succeeds Michael Rosewell who stepped down at the close of 2018 after 14 years, … » Read

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Dudamel to Paris—It’s Official

April 16, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
In one of the music biz’s worst kept secrets, the Paris Opera’s new General Director Alexander Neef has finally announced the appointment of Gustavo Dudamel as the company’s new music director, effective August 1, 2021, for six … » Read

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Oper Köln Replaces Artistic Director

April 15, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Oper Köln has hired Dutch cultural manager Hein Mulders, onetime artistic director of the Nederlandse Opera, current intendant of the Aalto - Musiktheater in Essen (Germany), as its new artistic director, effective in 2022-23. He succeeds … » Read

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Hong Kong Cultural District Leader Exits for North Carolina

April 15, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Alison Friedman, current artistic director of performing arts for Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, is returning Stateside for reasons personal and political; she has been hired as executive and artistic director of … » Read

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New Artistic Leaders in Holland & Ecuador

April 15, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Netherlands’s Delft Chamber Music Festival has new artistic leadership in the wings. The festival, which runs July 22 to August 1 in Delft historic locales, has been programmed jointly by the outgoing artistic director, violinist Liza … » Read

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