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Artistic Director of Lincoln Center to Exit After 27 Years

May 29, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Jane Moss, artistic director of the presenting arm of Lincoln Center—which includes Mostly Mozart, Great Performers, the White Light Festival, and more—will step down from her post on August 1. She has no immediate plans, other than … » Read

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Conductor Joel Revzen Dies at 74

May 28, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Joel Revzen, staff conductor for the Metropolitan Opera, died on May 25, from complications from the coronavirus. He was 74. He made his Met conducting debut in 2017, with Eugene Onegin starring Anna Netrebko and Peter Mattei. “As an … » Read

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APAP Names New CEO

May 26, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Lisa Richards Toney, a self-described consultant in arts management and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion), is to be the new president and CEO of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), effective July 1. She succeeds Mario … » Read

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John Macurdy, Met Opera Stalwart, Dies

May 26, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
American bass John Macurdy, a stalwart at the Metropolitan Opera for nearly 40 years, died at 91 on May 7. The Detroit native stepped onto the Met’s stage 1,001 times to sing 62 different roles, from his 1962 debut in Verdi’s Un Ballo … » Read

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UNC School of the Arts Names Chancellor

May 22, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Brian Cole, interim chancellor of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) since August of 2019, has been appointed to the position permanently. The news was announced by the 17-campus UNC System’s Interim President Bill … » Read

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Dalia Stasevska Tapped by Lahti Orchestra

May 22, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Finland’s Lahti Symphony Orchestra has announced Dalia Stasevska as successor to Dima Slobodeniouk in the role of chief conductor with the start of the 2021/22 season. The 36-year-old Ukrainian-born conductor’s three-year contract … » Read

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Austria's Culture Minister Quits; Salzburg Fest Will Go Ahead

May 15, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
In a move described locally as largely political, Austria’s Culture Minister has resigned under pressure from festivals and orchestras to let them re-open, especially since shops and some museums have been permitted to do so. The government … » Read

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Michael Kaiser: Empty Halls Until a Vaccine Emerges

May 14, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In today’s One to One interview on Musical America, Michael Kaiser, among the most sought-after arts consultants in the world, predicts that it could be a year before concert halls and opera houses re-open in earnest. He divides the … » Read

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Head of LA Opera's Music Staff Moves to Houston Grand O

May 13, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Miah Im, who heads the music staff for the Los Angeles Opera, has joined the Houston Grand Opera as music director of the HGO Studio (its training program). She also joins the general company’s casting committee and will plan the … » Read

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New Zealand Symphony O Names CEO

May 13, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Peter Biggs, a former CEO of the advertising agency BBDO in Melbourne, is the new CEO of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; he has been serving as interim since December 2019 , stepping into the position of Christopher Blake, who retired in … » Read

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