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Paul Ganson, the Man Who Saved Detroit's Orchestra Hall, Dies at 79

February 18, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Paul Ganson, Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) assistant principal bassoon from 1969 to 2004, died on January 2 of complications from a recent heart surgery. He was 79. "Paul’s extraordinary impact on the DSO cannot be overstated… as … » Read

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Opera Australia Chief Resigns

February 17, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Opera Australia CEO Rory Jeffes has announced his resignation, though set no specific date. He came to the company in summer of 2017 , having served the previous ten years as managing director of the Sydney Symphony. In an email to staff, … » Read

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Mehta Released from Hospital; Chailly Steps in for La Scala Salome

February 16, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Zubin Mehta has been released from the hospital in Milan after suffering a bout of “fatigue” during a rehearsal for Salome at La Scala. He has been advised to continue to rest, however. As a result, La Scala Music Director Riccardo … » Read

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Peter G. Davis, Esteemed Author, Music Critic, Has Died

February 15, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Peter G. Davis, who wrote about opera and its proponents with a depth of knowledge and flair for phrase virtually unmatched by any of his generation, has died at the age of 84. His death was confirmed by his partner of 40 years, Scott Parris. … » Read

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Santa Fe Opera Names Chief Artistic Officer

February 13, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
David Lomelí, director of artistic administration for the Dallas Opera, is to be the Santa Fe Opera’s chief artistic officer as of May 1. The position is newly created, necessitated by the departure of Artistic Director Alexander … » Read

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Artist Management Roster Shifts

February 12, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In the continuing post-Columbia Artists, pandemic readjustments among artist management firms, the New York City-based Stratagem Artists , founded as a “boutique” agency by Justin Werner in 2018, has expanded its roster considerably … » Read

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Chick Corea, "One of the Great Ones," Dies at 79

February 12, 2021 | Mark Kennedy
NEW YORK (AP) — Chick Corea, a towering jazz pianist with a staggering 23 Grammy Awards who pushed the boundaries of the genre and worked alongside Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, has died. He was 79. Corea died Tuesday of a rare form of … » Read

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Former CAMI Senior VP Brings Disney Film Concert Packages to ICM

February 11, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Emily Threlfall Yoon, former senior VP for the defunct Columbia Artists Management, not to be confused with CAMI Music, which is still operating, has joined ICM Partners as an agent in the concerts department. Yoon’s primary claim to fame … » Read

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One Pianist's Crusade to Balance the Repertoire

February 10, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Pianist Lara Downes is on a mission to fashion a more inclusive future for American classical music by incorporating composers of color and acknowledging the genre’s diverse origins. Working with the producer Adam Abeshouse, she has … » Read

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Paris Opera Chief Calls for Diversity in Recruiting; Status Quo Balks

February 9, 2021 | Agence France-Presse
PARIS (AFP)—The Paris Opera vowed an overhaul of its recruiting practices yesterday as it launched a drive towards greater diversity in the heart of its elite ballet company, orchestra, and dance school. The issue has already sparked fierce … » Read

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