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Countdown to O18 and the Effort to Avoid 'Sophomore Slump'

September 19, 2018 | Mike Silverman
PHILADELPHIA — When Opera Philadelphia launched a radical new programming format last year, general director David Devan knew there was "a potential for an emperor has no clothes." The idea was to create a festival of innovative work that … » Read

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7 New Players in the Cincinnati Symphony Include 3 Principals

September 19, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Cincinnati Symphony has a number of new players arriving this season as it capitalizes on a 2015 campaign to fund 14 endowed chairs and bring the orchestra back up to its full complement of 90 players. It is now at 87 and auditions are … » Read

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Thorny Issue 101: The Aging Orchestra Musician

September 19, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Knowing when to retire often carries with it the implied acceptance of diminished skills. This is especially true in the orchestra world, where the value of accumulated wisdom must be weighed against the inevitable decline in a musician’s … » Read

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The City Ballet Then and Now

September 19, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Once an unassailable cultural treasure, New York City Ballet (NYCB) is currently suffering through its own #MeToo moment. The immediate cause of the company’s fall from grace—a lawsuit by a former student at the School of American … » Read

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And Now, Baltimore

September 18, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The principal oboe of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has filed a sexual harassment complaint against the orchestra with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), for failing to act on her complaints of harassment and retaliation … » Read

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Toronto Symphony Taps Its 11th Music Director

September 17, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has picked its next music director, and, Stateside at least, he’s an unfamiliar one (save for his first name). He is Spanish conductor Gustavo Gimeno and starts in 2020-21, the orchestra’s 99th season. … » Read

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