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Met Hires New Director of Lindemann Young Artist Program

June 14, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Sophie Joyce, former English National Opera director of casting and director of its young artist program, is to succeed Michael Heaston as director of the Met Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Heaston, in the job just two … » Read

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Historic German City Taps Taiwanese Conductor as Its GMD

June 14, 2018 | Frank Cadenhead, Musical America
Taiwanese conductor Chin-Chao Lin is to be General Music Director of the Bavarian city of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Danube River whose origins date to medieval times. Operas are usually performed in the Theater am … » Read

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The 'Be Phil' Orchestra Makes Its Debut, in Auspicious Surroundings

June 14, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
On May 21, 101 amateur musicians took the stage at the Philharmonie in Berlin to perform the First Symphony of Brahms under the baton of the Berlin Phil’s outgoing Music Director Simon Rattle. Chosen from among 1,000 who auditioned online, … » Read

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D.C. SHIFT 2020 Orchestras Announced

June 13, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Officials of the Kennedy Center and Washington Performing Arts have chosen the orchestras that will participate in the 2020 iteration of their biennial “ SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras.” The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, … » Read


Ojai 2018: A Dark Cloud Over Sunny California, Part I

June 13, 2018 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
OJAI, CA – Violinist-provocateur Patricia Kopatchinskaja came to the 2018 Ojai Festival with a mission. She wanted to bust up the “classic concert routine” that she finds to be “irrelevant” to present-day life, … » Read

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San Diego Symphony Hires Carnegie Artistic Staffer

June 13, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Lea Slusher is moving west. The current director of artistic projects for Carnegie Hall, where she has been employed since 1994, Slusher is to be VP for artistic administration and audience development at the San Diego Symphony, starting August … » Read

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