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New Executive for Washington Concert Opera

August 6, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Tehvon Fowler-Chapman is the new executive director of the Washington Concert Opera, which presents two performances a year. He succeeds Caryn Reeves, who was in the job for four years. Fowler-Chapman, who holds an M.A. in arts administration … » Read

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Karen Brooks Hopkins: 'Arts World Power Broker'

August 5, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Karen Brooks Hopkins, former president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, current advisor to Onassis USA, admits to having “the fundraising gene” in having successfully grown the BAM endowment “from nothing to approximately $100 … » Read

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Scott Harrison Named Interim at Louisiana Phil

August 5, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Scott Harrison, former executive director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, is to serve as interim executive director and “senior strategic facilitator” for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. James Boyd stepped down as CEO in … » Read

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Neil Young Sues Trump Campaign

August 5, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Neil Young sued Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for copyright infringement in a New York federal court on Aug. 4. The rock legend claims that the campaign lacks the license necessary to publicly perform "Rockin' in the Free World" and … » Read

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Leon Fleisher Dies at 92

August 3, 2020
Leon Fleisher, whose flourishing career as a pianist was interrupted in the early 1960s by focal dystonia, died yesterday in a hospice in Baltimore. He was 92. His son Julian reported that Fleisher was still teaching conducting masterclasses … » Read

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New Artist of the Month: Conductor Daniela Candillari

August 1, 2020 | Clive Paget, Musical America
If you’ve seen a major new opera in recent years, chances are it will have been conducted by Daniela Candillari. The Slovenian native, now resident in the U.S., is blessed with an ability to pull together disparate elements from the most … » Read

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My Life in Quarantine: A Pianist's Journey Through the Five Stages of Grief

July 30, 2020 | Joyce Yang
Pianist Joyce Yang has described her journey through enforced quarantine as passage through the Five Stages of Grief from the Kübler-Ross Model: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance: She writes in her blog, "The loss of my … » Read

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BOAC All-Stars Bring in a New Cellist

July 30, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Bang on a Can (BOAC)’s virtuosic offspring, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, have a new member in Canadian cellist Arlen Hlusko; she succeeds Ashley Bathgate who left the group last season after ten years to pursue independent projects. Hlusko … » Read

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Smart Move: Rhiannon Giddens as Artistic Director of Silkroad

July 28, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In what seems a made-for-the-moment development, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, American roots musician Rhiannon Giddens is the new artistic director of Silkroad. Her appointment comes to public light for the first time tomorrow night … » Read

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Woodruff Arts Center CEO Resigns

July 28, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center, which oversees the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Alliance Theater and is the nation’s third largest, is in the market for a new CEO. Doug Shipman, in the position for three years … » Read

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