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Promoting Diversity Among Composers Is Pure Tokenism

April 11, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
In an opinion piece, pianist Philip Sharp [pictured] has issued a sharp critique of “the great idée fixe of our time, ‘diversity.’” It is no surprise, he argues, that the classical music world has been unable to … » Read
 

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Gothenburg Symphony Names Two Principal Guest Conductors

April 10, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Barbara Hannigan and Christoph Eschenbach have both been named principal guest conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony, the National Orchestra of Sweden, as of the 2019-2020 season for a period of three years. They succeed Kent Nagano, in the job … » Read
 

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Netrebko, Perhaps Misunderstood, Clarifies Her Comments

April 10, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
In a recent interview with  Classical FM in the U.K., soprano Anna Netrebko and her husband, tenor Yusif Eyvazov, dug themselves a deep hole when asked about the recent accusations of sexual abuse against James Levine, Charles Dutoit, and … » Read
 

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Juilliard Names New Dance Division Director

April 10, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Alicia Graf Mack, former dancer with Dance Theater of Harlem and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, has been named director of the Juilliard Dance Division. She starts July 1, succeeding Lawrence (“Larry”) Rhodes, who came to the … » Read
 

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Atlanta Symphony Adds Two Key Staffers

April 9, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Atlanta Symhony has a new general manager and a new VP of development. The former position was eliminated in 2015 when the orchestra’s finances necessitated a restructuring. Julianne Fish, now executive director of the Greenville (N.C.) … » Read
 

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Internat'l Canadian Organ Comp Founder Passes the Mantle

April 6, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
John Grew, artistic director and cofounder of the Canadian International Organ Competition (CIOC), has said he will step down after ten years in the post. The competition, the only one of its kind at its inception in 2008, was cofounded by … » Read
 
 

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