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Music Directors in France and Germany Re-up

September 18, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Mikko Franck, music director of the Orchester Philharmonique de Radio France since 2015, has renewed his contract with the network through 2025. This marks the 41-year-old Finnish conductor’s second renewal with the orchestra, which reports … » Read
 

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Netrebko Hospitalized with Covid-19

September 17, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Soprano Anna Netrebko has been hospitalized in Moscow for five days, suffering from Covid-19. Her Instagram posts claim “Everything will be fine! The devil is not so terrible as it is described.” In some ways, the news is hardly … » Read
 

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Atlanta Symphony Hires Associate Conductor; Six New Players

September 16, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra may only be only performing in small ensemble configurations this fall, but that doesn’t seem to have prevented it from hiring new musicians—six, in fact, plus a new associate conductor/music director of … » Read
 

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Management Moves: HP and AH

September 16, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Askonas Holt has two additions to its roster for worldwide management: Portuguese conductor Dinis Sousa , signed to management for the first time, and French-Danish soprano Elsa Dreisig , who comes to AH from Vienna-based Hainzl and Delage. … » Read
 

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Katharina Wagner, Recovered, Returns to Bayreuth

September 16, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
After a reportedly serious illness, Katharina Wagner has sufficiently recovered to return to the helm of the Bayreuth Festival. “She's coming back and she's going to work again,” said the festival's press spokesman, Hubertus Herrmann, … » Read
 

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Ann Getty Dies at 79

September 16, 2020 | Olga R. Rodriguez
SAN FRANCISCO — Ann Getty, a longtime benefactor of the arts and culture in San Francisco who married into the storied Getty family, died September 14. She was 79. She died of a heart attack, her husband Gordon Getty said. A native of … » Read
 

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MRP's Only Black Host Fired with Cause

September 14, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
A conflict over failure to follow established procedures when revising on-air playlists has led to Garrett McQueen’s dismissal from American Public Media (APM). McQueen, a professional bassoonist, had been host and producer of the … » Read
 

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Gidon Kremer, Mari Samuelsen, Other CAMI Artists Sign New Deals

September 11, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
With the shutdown of Columbia Artists, some of the field’s biggest names are moving onto other, smaller agencies. Martin Wittenberg, who left CAMI before its ultimate demise to start his own firm, has announced a number of new signings to … » Read
 

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New Artistic Leadership for Baltimore Symphony Reflects Its City

September 11, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Just on the heels of the  new, five-year contract with its musicians and in planning an as-yet announced fall streaming season, the Baltimore Symphony has identified a new artistic team for this, Marin Alsop’s final season. Nicholas … » Read
 

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Virginia Opera Names Gen'l Director, CEO

September 11, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The board of directors of Virginia Opera have selected Peggy Kriha Dye as the organization’s new general director and CEO, effective Oct. 18, 2020. She succeeds Russell P. Allen, who is retiring after two different stints leading the … » Read
 
 

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