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Five More Peter Martins Accusers Come Forward

December 13, 2017 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Five more dancers have come forward with claims of abuse by New York City Ballet Artistic Director Peter Martins. An eyewitness describes how he watched Martins pick up former principal dancer Heather Watts and “slam her into a cement … » Read

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Columbia Artists Signs Conductor Jaap van Zweden

December 12, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Jaap van Zweden, outgoing music director of the Dallas Symphony, music director designate of the New York Philharmonic, has left IMG Artists and joined the newly realigned Columbia Artists . Effective immediately, his new manager will be R. … » Read

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The Last (?) Shoe Drops from Met's New Tosca

December 12, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Fate has not been kind to the Met Opera’s new production of Tosca , which opens December 31. The final shoe dropped this afternoon, when Bryn Terfel, the last surviving cast member of the original line up, had to withdraw, for reasons … » Read

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NYC Ballet Names Interim Team to Step in for Martins

December 11, 2017 | Sarah Shay
NEW YORK — The New York City Ballet has appointed an interim team to oversee the artistic management of the company during an investigation into a sexual harassment accusation against longtime leader Peter Martins. The ballet company … » Read

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Elbphilharmonie O Chief Conductor, Upset, Will Quit Early

December 11, 2017 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Thomas Hengelbrock will quit his post as chief conductor of the Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in 2018 rather than 2019, apparently unhappy with the timing of the announcement of his successor, Alan Gilbert. Hengelbrock announced on June 21 that he … » Read

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Juilliard Gave an Honorary Doctorate to China's First Lady

December 11, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In a politically astute move, the Juilliard School on December 6 granted an honorary doctorate to Peng Liyuan, wife of China President Xi Jinping, at the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Juilliard's current president, Joseph W. Polisi, … » Read

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