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Merola Opera Taps New Exec

May 10, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Merola Opera Program has hired Sean Waugh, consultant and onetime artistic planning manager for the San Francisco Opera (SFO), as its new executive director. He succeeds Jean Kellogg, who stepped down last January after 12 years in the job. … » Read
 

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Marin Alsop Is Ready for the Next Level Up

May 8, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
By any measure, Marin Alsop has had an extraordinary career. The first woman to lead a major American orchestra--she spent 14 somewhat fractious years at the helm of the Baltimore Symphony --she has also held prestigious appointments in Europe … » Read
 

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Why Dudamel Left the Paris Opera

May 7, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The sudden announcement by Gustavo Dudamel in late May of 2023 that he was stepping down as music director of the Paris Opera shocked the classical music world. He was leaving only two years into a contract extending to 2027. The press release … » Read
 

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Recent Music Director Appointments and Extensions

May 7, 2024 | News Sources
James Blachly [pictured] will remain as music director of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra through 2026. He arrived in 2016 and is credited with expanding the JSO’s artistic horizons and its audience reach. “James is a very exciting … » Read
 

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SPCO Artistic Director Steps Down

May 6, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Violinist Kyu-Young Kim will step aside as artistic director of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) at the end of June, after eight years in a role usually filled by a conductor, which the SPCO famously eschews. He will remain with the group as … » Read
 

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Mr. Smith Goes to Boston

May 6, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Chad Smith’s  departure last spring from the Los Angeles Philharmonic to become president and CEO of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) took many by surprise. Considered by some to be the most important orchestra in America, the LA … » Read
 

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A Few New Musicians, Boston to Berlin

May 3, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Boston Symphony Orchestra , sporting a long overdue logo update, will have three new players in 2024-25: Principal flute Lorna McGhee, associate principal bassoon Josh Baker, and percussionist Toby Grace. McGhee, principal of the Pittsburgh … » Read
 

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A Rich and Enduring Legacy

May 3, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
After 11 years as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), Louis Langrée will conduct his last concerts in that capacity on May 10 and 11. The program will feature the world premiere of Anthony Davis’s Broken in … » Read
 

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New on the Faculty, Coast to Coast

May 2, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Colburn School has appointed violist Jonathan William Brown as professor of chamber music, overseeing the strings and piano chamber programs at the conservatory and pre-college levels, as well as teaching viola. Brown has been a member of the … » Read
 

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Dallas Symphony CEO to Exit for LA Phil

May 2, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Kim Noltemy, whose five-year tenure at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has been transformative, for the city as well as the orchestra, is to be the new president and CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as of July. It is now clear why she was … » Read
 
 

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