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Dalia Stasevska Tapped by Lahti Orchestra

May 22, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Finland’s Lahti Symphony Orchestra has announced Dalia Stasevska as successor to Dima Slobodeniouk in the role of chief conductor with the start of the 2021/22 season. The 36-year-old Ukrainian-born conductor’s three-year contract … » Read
 

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Austria's Culture Minister Quits; Salzburg Fest Will Go Ahead

May 15, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
In a move described locally as largely political, Austria’s Culture Minister has resigned under pressure from festivals and orchestras to let them re-open, especially since shops and some museums have been permitted to do so. The government … » Read
 

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Michael Kaiser: Empty Halls Until a Vaccine Emerges

May 14, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In today’s One to One interview on Musical America, Michael Kaiser, among the most sought-after arts consultants in the world, predicts that it could be a year before concert halls and opera houses re-open in earnest. He divides the … » Read
 

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Head of LA Opera's Music Staff Moves to Houston Grand O

May 13, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Miah Im, who heads the music staff for the Los Angeles Opera, has joined the Houston Grand Opera as music director of the HGO Studio (its training program). She also joins the general company’s casting committee and will plan the … » Read
 

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New Zealand Symphony O Names CEO

May 13, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Peter Biggs, a former CEO of the advertising agency BBDO in Melbourne, is the new CEO of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; he has been serving as interim since December 2019 , stepping into the position of Christopher Blake, who retired in … » Read
 

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New Execs in Chicago and London

May 11, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Blake-Anthony Johnson, a cellist and director of community and learning for the Louisville Orchestra, is to be the next CEO of the Chicago Sinfonietta, which self defines as “the nation’s most diverse orchestra.” He succeeds Jim … » Read
 

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Little Richard, the Self-proclaimed 'Originator' of Rock & Roll, Dies

May 10, 2020 | Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Richard, one of the chief architects of rock ‘n’ roll whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, … » Read
 

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Young Czech Conductor Continues His Ascent

May 7, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Petr Popelka, conductor fellow of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg, is to take two new positions as of next season. One as chief conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (KORK), the second as principal guest conductor of the … » Read
 

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Key Conductors Get New Artist Management

May 7, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Hungarian conductor Gábor Káli , who in 2018 won both the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award and the top prize at the inaugural Hong Kong International Conducting Competition, has signed with HarrisonParrott … » Read
 

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Two New Artistic Director Appointments

May 5, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott , artistic director of the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, is to serve in the same position at Santa Fe Pro Musica. She moves into the post over the next two years as successor to Music Director Tom O’Connor, who … » Read
 
 

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