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Cinci Pops Names Acclaimed Actor as Principal Guest

August 15, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Cincinnati Pops has tapped American conductor/actor Damon Gupton as principal guest conductor beginning with the upcoming season. “Damon is a fantastic musician who has really connected with both our audiences and musicians,” said … » Read
 

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Shostakovich Love Letters to Be Auctioned

August 15, 2019 | Musical America
An affair between Dmitri Shostakovich and Bolshoi ballerina Nina Ivanova is documented in a series of ten love letters, apparently recently surfaced, set to be auctioned on August 22 for up to 800,000 rubles (about $12,000). The news is reported … » Read
 

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Saratoga Performing Arts Center: Someone Clicked 'Refresh'

August 14, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Best known among the classical arts as summer home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York City Ballet, and, more recently, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is as rich in history as its … » Read
 

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Two Artists Get New Management

August 14, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Kirshbaum Associates has a new addition to its roster, and he is undoubtedly the youngest on the list. The company has signed 20-year-old Zlatomir Fung , recent first prize winner in the cello division of the International Tchaikovsky … » Read
 

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New South Wales Revamps Gov't Funding Panels

August 14, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The state government of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia is transforming the manner in which it distributes millions of dollars to arts organizations. Gone are the five-member panels that have previously awarded grants after a process of … » Read
 

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ENO's CEO Rallies the Troops

August 14, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Dalya Alberge, a free-lance reporter writing in The Guardian , has managed to raise the hackles of Stuart Murphy, the CEO of the English National Opera (ENO). Her offense—describing the ENO as “beleaguered.” Alberge reported on … » Read
 

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U.K. Chief of Dubai Opera Defends His Programming

August 14, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
As the Dubai Opera prepares for its fourth season, CEO Jasper Hope is proud that the venue has become an anchor for the UAE’s cultural scene and a hot spot in Dubai’s downtown. Since arriving from Royal Albert Hall, Hope has presented … » Read
 

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Statement from the Los Angeles Opera About Its General Director

August 13, 2019
"We believe all employees and artists should be treated respectfully and feel safe and secure within their work environment. "LA Opera has robust human resources policies and procedures in place. In accordance with those policies, LA Opera will … » Read
 

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Statement from Washington National Opera About Its Former General Director

August 13, 2019
“Washington National Opera and the Kennedy Center have zero tolerance policies with regard to harassment, discrimination, or abuse of any kind, and we take allegations of this nature very seriously. The specific accusations reported today … » Read
 

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San Francisco Opera Cancels Upcoming Domingo Concert

August 13, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Responses to the allegations against Placido Domingo continue to filter into the "In" box.  The San Francisco Opera has just cancelled his October 6 concert, originally advertised as a celebration of “one of the most influential … » Read
 
 

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