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Key St. Louis Music Critic Has Died

November 30, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Sarah Bryan Miller, longtime staff music critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch , died on November 28 after a long and courageous battle against cancer. She was 68. A onetime member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Chorus, Bryan, as she preferred to … » Read
 

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Canadian Opera Names New GD

November 30, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The reason for Perryn Leech’s  resignation from the Houston Grand Opera after 14 years now comes clear: He is to be the next general director of the Canadian Opera Company, effective March 1. He succeeds Alexander Neef, now the general … » Read
 

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Maestro Arts Names New Managing Director

November 25, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
London-based Maestro Arts has named Jordi Martin Mont as its new managing director. He succeeds Rachel van Walsum, who moves to the position of director and artist manager. Martin Mont has been with the company since its founding, with Ms. Van … » Read
 

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Sir David to Return to Covent Garden

November 25, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Sir David Webster—or rather his portrait—is soon to be back in the Royal Opera House (ROH), where he served as director from 1945 to 1970. In October the ROH decided to have Christies  auction David Hockney’s 1971 portrait … » Read
 

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Newport Music Festival Taps Executive Director

November 25, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Gillian Friedman Fox is to take on the 53 rd season of the Newport Music Festival as its executive director. She arrives January 4, 2021 after two years at the Dallas Symphony as director of contemporary programming initiatives, including the … » Read
 

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Shanghai Quartet Has a New Violinist

November 24, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Shanghai Quartet has chosen a new violinist to succeed Yi-Wen Jiang, who was fired last March for some inappropriate social media postings. (Yi-Wen Jiang is currently suing the quartet and Montclair State University, where the group is in … » Read
 

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Houston Grand O Managing Director to Exit

November 23, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Perryn Leech is to step down from the Houston Grand Opera as managing director as of December 31. The company had recently announced that it will cease all live performances until the Fall of 2021 and has moved its activities to the digital … » Read
 

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A Few Choice Words with a Very Smart Human: Wigmore's John Gilhooly

November 20, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
John Gilhooly is everywhere these days, running Wigmore Hall--the first venue in the world to meet the pandemic head on by streaming live concerts to an empty hall --and presiding over this week’s awards granted by the Royal Philharmonic … » Read
 

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Academy of Ancient Music Names New Music Director

November 19, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Conductor and harpsichordist Laurence Cummings is to succeed Richard Egarr as music director of the Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) as of the 2021-22 season. Egarr has been announced as the successor to Nicholas McGegan at San Francisco's … » Read
 

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Covid Cases Surging, Bolshoi Director Wants to Shutter Theater

November 18, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Bolshoi Theater Director Vladimir Urin is calling for temporary closure of the company, due to the rapidly rising number of Covid-19 cases, according to France Musique . Like all arts organizations, the Bolshoi is suffering from severe financial … » Read
 
 

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