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Acting President of Milwaukee Symphony Dies Suddenly

January 10, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Susan Loris, executive VP of institutional advancement at the Milwaukee Symphony, died of an apparent heart attack on January 7, the orchestra said in a statement. She had been serving as acting president and executive director since November, … » Read

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Two Key Departures and Arrivals at the Boston Symphony

January 10, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
With the announcement of two new executives at the Boston Symphony Orchestra under President and CEO Gail Samuel, in the job since last June, comes news of two major departures: Ellen Highstein, with the BSO for 25 years, will exit as director of … » Read

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Longtime CSO Principal Horn Dies at 81

January 10, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Dale Clevenger, for 47 years the principal horn for the Chicago Symphony, died on Jan. 5, 2022 in Italy. He was 81. Renowned for his sound, technique, and finesse, he performed under four CSO music directors—Jean Martinon, Sir Georg Solti, … » Read

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Four Young Artists Sign Management Contracts

January 7, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Violinist Geneva Lewis , Musical America’s June 2021 New Artist of the Month , has signed with Artist Management Group. Recipient of a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the Grand Prize at the 2020 Concert Artists Guild (CAG) … » Read

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Brava, Lidiya!

January 7, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
December was a very busy month for Lidiya Yankovskaya, music director of the Chicago Opera Theater. On Dec. 11, she conducted the opening of Mark Adamo’s Becoming Santa Claus . Five days later, she gave birth to her second child, and three … » Read

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Thomas Dausgaard Resigns as Seattle Symphony Music Director

January 7, 2022 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
That was quick. Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard has abruptly resigned as music director of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra (SSO). He did so by telephone earlier this week, ahead of the expiration of his contract through 2022-23. He will have … » Read

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Progress Report: Sheldon Artists, LLC

January 6, 2022 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Among those rising from the ashes of the late Columbia Artists agency, Doug Sheldon, its onetime chair, has continued to expand his Sheldon Artists roster since its launch in late 2020. He also has two new staff members, including Suzanne Neely … » Read

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John Gilhooly on Classical Music's Impact on the Recovery

January 5, 2022 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Writing in The Guardian , John Gilhooly, director of Wigmore Hall and chair of the Royal Philharmonic Society and recent recipient of CBE among the Queen's Honors, reminds readers of the critical role music can, and should play, in the … » Read

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New Kapellmeister in Berlin, New Conductor in LA

January 5, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In addition to naming James Gaffigan as its new general music director, Komische Oper Berlin has announced a new First Kapellmeister as of 2022-23, one season ahead of Gaffigan. She is German conductor Erina Yashima , current assistant conductor … » Read

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Komische Oper Names Next Music Director

January 4, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
American conductor James Gaffigan becomes general music director of the Komische Oper Berlin as of  2023/24, succeeding Ainars Rubikis, in the position since 2018/19. His appointment was announced this morning in Berlin by Klaus Lederer, … » Read

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