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Caramoor Names New CEO

March 1, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Caramoor has appointed  Edward J. Lewis III to succeed Jeffrey P. Haydon as president & CEO. Haydon succeeded Welz Kauffman in the top administrative post at Ravinia last September. Lewis, a onetime violist in the Dallas Symphony … » Read

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MA's Free Guide to (Mostly) Free Streams, March 1-8

March 1, 2021 | Clive Paget, Musical America
We will be updating this list weekly. Please note that all times are given in U.S. Eastern Time (ET). To calculate in other time zones or counties, British Summer Time (BST) is currently five hours ahead of ET and Central European Time (CET) is … » Read

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New Artist of the Month: Conductor Lio Kuokman

March 1, 2021 | Ken Smith, Musical America
Back in October, when Lio Kuokman stepped in for Jaap van Zweden to lead the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s season opener , the event somewhat evoked Leonard Bernstein’s legendary debut with the New York Philharmonic—with a … » Read

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Bach Scholars Vouch for Bach Fan's Website

March 1, 2021 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Bach Cantatas website , the most comprehensive in the world, is the work of an Israeli computer scientist named Aryeh Oron. Although he had no formal musical training (until he learned to play the piano at age 65), Oron began his lifelong … » Read


A Cold Salome, Out of Sync with Strauss's Hot Score

February 26, 2021 | James Imam, Musical America
MILAN-- Damiano Michieletto's new staging of Salome has been a long time coming. The production was due to open in March 2020 at La Scala, with Music Director Riccardo Chailly conducting. After the pandemic shuttered Italy’s performance … » Read

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Roger Englander, Longtime Classical Music TV Producer, Dies

February 26, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Roger Englander, a television producer best known for his work on CBS-TV's New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts with Leonard Bernstein, died in Newport, RI, on February 8. He was 94 years old. In addition to his 14-year association with … » Read

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Lincoln Center Announces Multi-stage Outdoor Preopening

February 26, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
NEW YORK (AP) — Lincoln Center intends to emerge from the novel coronavirus pandemic by creating 10 outdoor stages for performances and rehearsals in New York City starting April 7. Venues announced Thursday as part of the Restart Stages … » Read

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Black Music Director Marks a Milestone in Texas

February 26, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
In January the Baytown Symphony Orchestra (BSO) named Clarence Frank as the 50-year-old ensemble’s new music director. The first African American conductor in the orchestra’s—and perhaps the state’s -- history, Frank is a … » Read

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ENO Announces New Ring Cycle It Will Share with the Met

February 25, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The English National Opera (ENO) has decided to “go big or go home,” announcing plans for a new staging of Wagner’s Ring cycle over a five-year period to begin next fall with live performances of the second of the four operas, … » Read


Opera Comes to Life in West Palm. Part 2

February 25, 2021 | John Fleming, Musical America
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. –  When Palm Beach Opera was organizing its outdoor festival, which continues through Feb. 27 at the iTHINK Financial Amphitheater, it found—due to the Covid-19 lockdown—a ready supply of top-level … » Read

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