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Martin Bookspan Dies at 94

May 3, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Martin (“Marty”) Bookspan, critic, broadcaster, producer, and all-‘round (non-singing) “voice of classical music” for outlets too numerous to name, died April 29 at his home in Aventura, FL. He was 94. A native of … » Read
 

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Jacques d'Amboise, Star Dancer, Devoted Educator, Dies at 86

May 3, 2021 | Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press
Jacques d'Amboise, who grew up on the streets of upper Manhattan to become one of the world's premier classical dancers at New York City Ballet and spent the last four and a half decades providing free dance classes to city youth at his National … » Read
 

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New Artist of the Month: Tiffany Poon

May 1, 2021 | Brian Wise, Musical America
Pianist Tiffany Poon may not be well known to a certain generation of classical music fans, but to followers of YouTube, she’s a star. The 24-year-old pianist has a  YouTube channel  that’s drawn 42 million views and some … » Read
 

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Interlochen Names New Music Director

April 29, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Enrique Márquez, who produces and books events for Harvard University’s Department of Music and administers the Fromm Music Foundation, has been appointed director of music by Interlochen Center for the Arts. He succeeds Kedrik … » Read
 

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Cité de la Musique/Philharmonie de Paris Names New Chief

April 29, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Olivier Mantei, managing director of the Opéra-Comique, is to be the next director of the Cité de la Musique/Philharmonie de Paris. He starts on November 1, succeeding Laurent Bayle, in the job since 2015. His term, for five years, … » Read
 

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Paul Kellogg Dies at 84

April 28, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Paul Edward Kellogg, a leader in introducing new and unusual opera at a time when it wasn’t fashionable, died on April 28 in a hospital in his hometown of Cooperstown, NY, of natural causes. He was 84. At the height of his career, Kellogg … » Read
 

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Update: New Artists in Academia

April 27, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Violist Geraldine Walther , who exited the Takács Quartet in 2019 after a 15-year run, has been appointed interim director of chamber music at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. She starts next fall and her position is expected to become … » Read
 

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Berlin Symphony Welcomes New Chief Conductor

April 26, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Berlin Symphony has named Hansjörg Schellenberger as its next chief conductor, effective with the 2021-22 season. He succeeds Lior Shambadal, in the job for 22 years, from 1997-2019. Schellenberger, 72, was principal oboe of the Berlin … » Read
 

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Baltimore Symphony CEO to Exit

April 26, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Peter Kjome, no doubt exhausted after what will have been five years of  wrestling with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s pre-pandemic near demise, will step down when his contract as president and CEO ends in January 2022. He exits … » Read
 

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Late Opera Fan Leaves a Treasure Trove of Memorabilia Behind

April 26, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
When Lois Kirschenbaum died late last month, she left a mountain of opera memorabilia gathered over a half century spent frequenting the stage door at the Metropolitan Opera and other New York concert halls. “It’s a musical time … » Read
 
 

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