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The Mastermind Behind Carnegie Hall's 'The Sixties'

January 15, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Asking a biographer and historian to organize a citywide festival for Carnegie Hall might seem a bit out of the ordinary, but not if he is Robert Caro, the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning chronicler of both Robert Moses and Lyndon … » Read

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When Opera Directors Cast with Their Eyes, Not Their Ears

January 12, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Cuban-American soprano Lisette Oropesa tells The (London) Times that in the opera world, too many directors these days “listen with their eyes” and refuse to cast her in the bel canto roles suited to her voice because she is … » Read

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Cinci Symphony Names New Director of Artistic Planning and Admin

January 12, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Another key Los Angeles Philharmonic staffer is making an exit in the wake of Deborah Borda’s departure as President and CEO. Yesterday, we reported that Education VP Gretchen Nielsen was leaving to run NPR’s From the Top. Artistic … » Read

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LA Phil Education VP to Head From the Top

January 11, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Gretchen Nielsen, VP of Education Initiatives at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is to be the new executive director of NPR’s From the Top , the popular showcase for young musicians hosted by Christopher O’Riley. Nielsen, credited with … » Read

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La Jolla Music Society President Resigns

January 11, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Kristin Lancino has resigned as president and artistic director of the La Jolla Music Society (LJMS). The news was announced Tuesday and is described by local media as an “abrupt departure.” She arrived just two years ago, after key … » Read

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More Women Come Forward Re Dutoit; AP Publishes the Sordid Details

January 11, 2018 | Associated Press
Six more women have stepped forward to accuse Charles Dutoit of sexual assault; one says he raped her in 1988. The women say they were compelled to speak out after  The Associated Press published a story Dec. 21 detailing accusations from … » Read

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