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Shanghai Quartet Has a New Violinist

November 24, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Shanghai Quartet has chosen a new violinist to succeed Yi-Wen Jiang, who was fired last March for some inappropriate social media postings. (Yi-Wen Jiang is currently suing the quartet and Montclair State University, where the group is in … » Read
 

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Houston Grand O Managing Director to Exit

November 23, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Perryn Leech is to step down from the Houston Grand Opera as managing director as of December 31. The company had recently announced that it will cease all live performances until the Fall of 2021 and has moved its activities to the digital … » Read
 

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A Few Choice Words with a Very Smart Human: Wigmore's John Gilhooly

November 20, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
John Gilhooly is everywhere these days, running Wigmore Hall--the first venue in the world to meet the pandemic head on by streaming live concerts to an empty hall --and presiding over this week’s awards granted by the Royal Philharmonic … » Read
 

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Academy of Ancient Music Names New Music Director

November 19, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Conductor and harpsichordist Laurence Cummings is to succeed Richard Egarr as music director of the Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) as of the 2021-22 season. Egarr has been announced as the successor to Nicholas McGegan at San Francisco's … » Read
 

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Covid Cases Surging, Bolshoi Director Wants to Shutter Theater

November 18, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Bolshoi Theater Director Vladimir Urin is calling for temporary closure of the company, due to the rapidly rising number of Covid-19 cases, according to France Musique . Like all arts organizations, the Bolshoi is suffering from severe financial … » Read
 

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Curtis Names Inaugural Sokoloff Chair in Piano Studies

November 18, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Curtis Institute has appointed alumna Michelle Cann to the inaugural Eleanor Sokoloff Chair in Piano Studies, named in honor of the legendary teacher who passed away in July at age 106, after serving on Curtis’s faculty for 84 years. … » Read
 

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James Conlon to Serve as Baltimore Symphony's Advisor

November 17, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Baltimore Symphony has enlisted James Conlon, among the most credentialled American conductors working today, to serve as its artistic advisor. He starts next fall, succeeding Marin Alsop, who exits as music director at the end of this … » Read
 

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A New Agency from an Experienced Hand

November 17, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Linda Marks had been with HarrisonParrott for nearly 40 years when she stepped down in June of 2019 from the key position of executive vice chairman. She has recently resurfaced with her own, London-based agency, Linda Marks Classical Music … » Read
 

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Statues Up, Statues Down: What About One Honoring Marian Anderson?

November 17, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The recent and ongoing controversy surrounding public statues, particularly those devoted to Confederate worthies, has focused almost entirely on what should be removed. Meanwhile, we pay little attention to what might be added to our landscape … » Read
 

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Orchestra Updates: Dallas, Oregon, St. Louis, Las Vegas

November 16, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
For reasons of the pandemic’s travel restrictions, not to mention the uptick in recent cases, Jaap van Zweden is unable to conduct the two December Dallas Symphony programs he planned, one for the 12 th , honoring the Dutch maestro’s … » Read
 
 

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