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Salzburg Concert Manager Headed to Munich

July 5, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Florian Wiegand, concert manager of the Salzburg Festival since 2012, has been announced by the mayor of Munich as the next Intendant of the Munich Philharmoniker in September 2025. He succeeds Paul Müller, who departs after 16 years. The … » Read

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Hong Kong Phil Taps 24-year-old Music Director

July 4, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Another (very) young Finn will step into a job for a seasoned music director. Tarmo Peltokoski, 24, is to succeed Jaap Van Zweden, 64, as music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, as of 2026-27 for four years,  serving as designate in … » Read

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New Artistic Chiefs in Switzerland and Canada

July 3, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Christoph Müller is to be the new Intendant and artistic director of Settimane Musicali Ascona, which this season runs from August 31 to October 8 in Ticino, Switzerland. He starts in the fall of 2025, arriving after 24 years in a similar … » Read

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New Top Executive for NY Choral Society

July 3, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The New York Choral Society has appointed Ellen Putney Moore as the 65-year-old organization’s next executive director, with immediate effect. She succeeds Pat Owens, in the post since 2017 and credited with transforming it into a more … » Read

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Paul Sperry Dies at 90

July 2, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Paul Sperry, a tenor whose devotion to songs by living American composers as well as some of the most challenging by late-20th-century Europeans won praise here and abroad, died in New York on June 13. He was 90. A graduate of Harvard and Harvard … » Read

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SF Opera Elects New Board Chair

July 2, 2024 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
On June 27 the board of the San Francisco Opera elected Barbara A. Wolfe to succeed John Gunn as its new chair, effective as of August. Gunn, who is to become chair emeritus, has held the position since 2008 and steps down at the end of the … » Read

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New Artist of the Month: Baritone Edmund Danon

July 1, 2024 | Clive Paget, Musical America
LONDON—It’s a mark of a fine actor when you see him multiple times and only realize it’s the same person when you check his program biography. In 2021 at Grange Park’s The Life and Death of Alexander Litvinenko I admired … » Read

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Saint Louis Symphony Taps Assistant Conductor

July 1, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) has named Samuel Hollister as its next assistant conductor, succeeding  Stephanie Childress who exited the job in 2023 and has moved on to some high-profile engagements. Hollister, chosen after … » Read

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Columbia U Names School of the Arts Dean

July 1, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Sarah Cole, an expert in literary modernism, has been promoted from interim to dean of Columbia University’s School of the Arts, encompassing the departments of film, theater, visual and sound Arts, and writing. She has been serving as … » Read

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Dallas Symphony Names CEO

June 28, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Michelle Miller Burns, president and CEO of the Minnesota Orchestra, is to take the same position with the Dallas Symphony as of September 23. She succeeds Kim Noltemy, who was  announced in May as the new president and CEO of the Los … » Read

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