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Lahti Symphony Names New Principal Guest

September 20, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
German conductor Anja Bihlmaier, recently named principal conductor of the Residentie Orchestra in the Hague, Holland, is to become principal guest conductor of Lahti (FI) Symphony Orchestra in autumn 2020. During the course of her three-year … » Read
 

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Eight Black Opera Composers We Should Know

September 20, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
That three white men wrote the most celebrated American opera about African Americans— Porgy and Bess —should not be considered evidence that there are not black composers with operas worthy of attention. Here are eight operas, some … » Read
 

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Philly Orch Adds a New Layer to the Executive Branch

September 19, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Tanya Derksen, president of Orchestras Canada and of that country’s Regina Symphony Orchestra in Saskatchewan, will move into a new job with the Philadelphia Orchestra as of October 28. The position, which bears the title VP of Artistic … » Read
 

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When the Concertmaster Is the Outreach Ambassador

September 19, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
When the Wichita Symphony Orchestra (WSO) kicks off its 2019-2020 season this weekend, its new concertmaster, Holly Mulcahy, will be front and center. She will partner with Timothy Jones, the WSO’s associate concertmaster, to perform … » Read
 

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Jaime Laredo to Exit Vermont Symphony

September 19, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Violinist/conductor Jaime Laredo is to retire as music director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra at the end of the 2020-21 season. Laredo will have been at the helm for 20 seasons, having succeeded Kate Tamarkin in 2000 after she resigned. In … » Read
 

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The Porgy Cast on the Obstacles of Being Black in Opera

September 19, 2019 | Mike Silverman
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 60 years after Marian Anderson broke the color barrier at the Metropolitan Opera, black singers still face unique obstacles in building their careers within the industry. "We've made some strides, but not a whole … » Read
 
 

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