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Palm Beach Opera Chief Resigns

June 14, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Daniel Biaggi has decided to step down after ten years at the helm of the Palm Beach Opera next October. He plans to go into independent consulting and, judging from his track record at the PBO, he should have no trouble attracting clients. … » Read

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Birmingham Symphony Hall Gets £4.5M from Arts Council England

June 14, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
It just might have something to do with Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla’s continued impact at the artistic helm of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, but for whatever reason, Arts Council England has decided to invest £4.5million to … » Read

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A Few Artist Management Moves

June 13, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In addition to the unprecedented $150,000 pianist Tony Siqi Yun took home as top winner of the First China International Music Competition last month, he automatically won a manager, and a powerful one at that. Yesterday, Opus 3 officially … » Read

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Tri-Cities Opera Names Executive Director

June 13, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
John Rozzoni is not actually new to the company, having come on board a decade ago, first as a member of the company’s resident artist training program and then, until two years ago, as its director of community engagement. As of July 1, he … » Read

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New App Enables Ensemble Practice When You're All Alone

June 13, 2019 | Agence France-Presse
Paris-based Digital Music Solutions has come up with a kind of karoke for instruments. It’s called NomadPlay . It uses an algorithm that separates out the sound components of a score to remove any instrument as desired, fading out an oboe … » Read

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Bernard Haitink Announces His Retirement

June 12, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Bernard Haitink, who turned 90 in March, has announced his retirement from the podium. In February he said he would take a sabbatical during the 2019-2020 season, but intended to resume activities in the summer of 2020. Now, it appears, his last … » Read

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Seattle Symphony Gets $1M, Honors Morlot

June 12, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Seattle Symphony has received a gift of $1 million from local philanthropist and board member Judith Fong. The monies will go toward operating expenses, but the gift is being acknowledged by naming the conductor emeritus position for Ms. … » Read

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Musicians Urge London Mayor to Drop BP from ROH Screenings

June 12, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Dame Evelyn Glennie, tenor Mark Padmore, and composer Nigel Osborne are among more than 200 U.K. prominent classical musicians asking London Mayor Sadiq Khan to rescind permission for BP’s sponsorship of the Trafalgar Square screenings of … » Read

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Grant Park Orch Reaches Tentative Contract Agreement

June 12, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Chicago Federation of Musicians, representing members of the Grant Park Orchestra, has reached a new, tentative agreement with the players’ employers. Paul Winberg, president and CEO of the Grant Park Festival indicated that the new, … » Read

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A Few Changes at the Leeds Competition

June 12, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Leeds International Piano Competition has announced several steps to enhance its already robust status as a leading competition. Foremost is a new partnership with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO). At the next competition, in … » Read

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