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Famed Educator, Oboist, Arrested

July 16, 2019 | Rudolph Tang, Musical America
James Huang Zheng, an influential Chinese music educator and onetime principal oboe of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, was taken into custody by local law enforcement on July 10. According to Hong Kong newspaper Sing Tao Daily , on the night of July … » Read

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Mehta Bids an "Emotional Farewell" to the Israel Phil

July 16, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Zubin Mehta led his final performance with the Israel Philharmonic last Saturday, in an outdoor concert at Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv that attracted “an enormous crowd of young and old,” according to eyewitness reports. The event marked … » Read

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Louis Langrée Re-ups with Mostly Mozart

July 16, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As the 2019 Mostly Mozart season gets underway, Lincoln Center has announced that Louis Langrée, the festival’s music director since 2003, has extended his contract through the summer of 2023, which will mark a total of 21 seasons at … » Read

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New Conductors Down South, Up North, Across the Pond

July 15, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
British conductor Timothy Redmond [pictured] is the new music director of the Winston-Salem (NC) Symphony, one of five conductors who led the orchestra last season as part of its search. Audiences were part of the selection process. Redmond is … » Read

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Director of Pope's Personal Choir Quits

July 15, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Vatican’s storied Sistine Chapel Choir, which has seen significant commercial exposure in recent years (including CDs on Deutsche Grammophon and an appearance at this year's Met Museum annual gala), is mired in financial scandal. Last … » Read

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Karita Finds Twitter and Blossoms Anew

July 15, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Finnish soprano Karita Mattila has fallen in love with Twitter. Long a self-described technophobe, she first took to the popular social medium in a moment of personal crisis—the end of her marriage earlier this year—and found that … » Read

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Atlanta Names New Artistic 'Officer' as Spano Prepares to Exit

July 12, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Elena Dubinets, VP of Artistic Planning and Creative Projects at the Seattle Symphony (SSO), is to move to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) next month, in the new position of Chief Artistic Officer. She arrives as Robert Spano prepares to … » Read

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Emil Kang Exits North Carolina for the Mellon Foundation

July 12, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Emil Kang, founding executive and artistic director of Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed program director for arts and cultural heritage by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He … » Read

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UNC School of the Arts Chancellor Exits; Interim Named

July 12, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
University of North Carolina System is undergoing some major changes in the area of the arts. In addition to Emil Kang’s departure , Lindsay Bierman is leaving as chancellor of the School of the Arts (UNCSA) to become CEO of UNC-TV Public … » Read

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San Diego Opera Taps Yves Abel

July 12, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Yves Abel has made a three-year commitment as principal conductor of the San Diego Opera, starting in the 2020-21 season. The position obligates him to lead one double bill in the first season, a French opera in the second, and one more in the … » Read

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