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Two Regional Orchs Lose CEOs

February 14, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, soon to reach its centennial season, is in the market for a new CEO as of February 12. Peter Gistelinck , in the job since March of 2014, is no longer in the corner office; the orchestra has declined to offer an … » Read
 

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New Performance Center for Brown U

February 14, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Brown University and the New York-based architectural firm REX have unveiled designs for the university’s new 94,500-square-foot performing arts center,  to be located on the former site of the 19 th -century Sharpe House, moved to … » Read
 

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Opera in the 'Burbs: Atlanta Announces 2019-20

February 14, 2019 | Nicholas Beard Musical America
For its 40 th -anniversary season, the Atlanta Opera will mount four operas on its mainstage, the 2,750-seat Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center (named for Cobb County, a suburb of Atlanta). Its two-opera “Discovery” series will use … » Read
 

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Tan Dun’s Moving Buddha Passion Gets Its U.S. Premiere

February 13, 2019 | Thomas May, Musical America
LOS ANGELES—A signature of Tan Dun’s most successful compositions is his gift for mixing putatively disparate elements into powerfully original amalgams. To make that happen means being able to take serious risks—and the premise … » Read
 

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Anne-Sophie Mutter Among Three 2019 Polar Music Prize Winners

February 13, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In an unusual turn of events, the Polar Music Prize this year is awarded to three entities: a pop artist, classical artist, and a foundation dedicated to bringing arts education to underserved children around the world. Each receives one million … » Read
 

Reviews

Poutney’s New Un Ballo Production Falls Flat

February 13, 2019 | Keith Clarke, Musical America
CARDIFF—As Welsh National Opera awaits the arrival of Aidan Lang from Seattle Opera as its new general director, outgoing incumbent David Pountney’s farewell season continues with the second work in his Verdi trilogy, a new production … » Read
 
 

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