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Yo-Yo at the Border: 'A country is not a hotel and it's not full.'

April 14, 2019 | Musical America
Yo-Yo Ma brought his touring Bach Project to Laredo, TX, on Saturday, performing on the US-Mexico border to make the point that music can “reconnect us to our common humanity” and that it was important to "build bridges, not walls." A … » Read

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Trailer Released for the New Biopic Pavarotti

April 12, 2019 | Musical America
Luciano Pavarotti undoubtedly will reach an even wider public than he did during his lifetime with the release of director Ron Howard’s film Pavarotti . Promising to explore “The Voice…The Man…The Legend,” the … » Read

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Florentine Opera Names Artistic Advisor

April 12, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Francesco Milioto is to be artistic advisor of Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera Company, marking General Director Maggie Oplinger’s first major hire since assuming the job in March . Oplinger, who succeeded William Florescu, is a former … » Read

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Gerard Schwarz Takes Full-time Gig at Frost School of Music

April 10, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Conductor Gerard Schwarz has been named distinguished professor of music, conducting, and orchestral studies at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Schwarz, New York based, is conductor laureate of the Seattle Symphony, emeritus … » Read

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Are Sour Grapes at the Root of Orbelian's Firing?

April 9, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The hue and cry in response to  Constantine Orbelian’s firing as director of Armenia’s national opera theater--a.k.a. the Alexander Spendiarian National Opera and Ballet Theater—appears to have subsided, momentarily. … » Read

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Director Serebrennikov Unexpectedly Released

April 9, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Russian theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov, under house arrest largely for his outspoken views since August 2017, was unexpectedly released on April 8. The Moscow City Court’s ruling freed Serebrennikov and two of his … » Read

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A New General Director for Opera San José

April 8, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Larry Hancock, Opera San José’s general director since 2014, has announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2019-20 season. Since 1984, when the company’s founder Irene Dalis made him her first hire, Hancock has filled … » Read

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Texas Violinist Dies on the Job

April 8, 2019 | Associated Press
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A violinist for a Texas symphony has suffered an apparent heart attack during a weekend performance and died despite the efforts of doctors in the audience who rushed to help him. Sixty-year-old Yu Zhao Gu was … » Read

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Jaap van Zweden Withdraws from NY Phil Concerts

April 8, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Australian conductor Simone Young [pictured] will replace Music Director Jaap van Zweden in the New York Philharmonic's concerts this week, April 11-13. Repertoire is Mahler Symphony No. 6. An orchestra spokesperson indicated the conductor had … » Read

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Dudamel Withdraws from BSO Concerts

April 8, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
First Jaap, now Gustavo. The Boston Symphony has just announced that Gustavo Dudamel has withdrawn from all of this week’s of concerts, including tomorrow night’s performances of Schumann’s Spring Symphony and Stravinsky’s … » Read

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