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New Director of Arts for the Wallace Foundation

August 16, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Bahia Ramos, recent national director of arts for the Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is to be the new director of arts for the Wallace Foundation as of September 6. She succeeds Daniel Windham, who is retiring after a decade … » Read

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Opus 3 Promotes Three

August 16, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Opus 3 Artists, whose vast roster ranges from Kremerata Baltica to the Ten Tenors, has promoted three staff members in its North American office. Ben Maimin , who arrived in 2014 as the West Coast booking agent, is now chief revenue officer, a … » Read

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Minnesota O Brings Its Gifts to Cape Town, et al.

August 16, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
For much of the past 75 years, classical music in South Africa was considered the province of the country’s white elite. During its two-week, five-city tour of the nation, the Minnesota Orchestra is introducing the art form to audiences … » Read

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Sony Nods to Cleveland O's Centenary with a Big Box of George Szell

August 16, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
To coincide with Cleveland Orchestra’s centennial, Sony Classical is issuing the complete recordings of its legendary maestro George Szell on Columbia Masterworks—all 92 of them—in a special boxed set.   Recorded from 1946 … » Read

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Iraq National Symphony Plays On, With No Pay and Half Its Musicians

August 15, 2018 | Agence France-Presse
In a dusty Baghdad dance studio, conductor Mohammed Amin Ezzat tries to fire up the musicians of Iraq's National Symphony Orchestra, whose enthusiasm has been dampened by eight months without pay. An aging air conditioner fights to beat back the … » Read

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Kimmel Center and Opera Philadelphia Partner for O18

August 14, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Opera Philadelphia and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts have struck a deal to co-present the former’s O18 festival, opening Sept. 20. The partnership will save the company $350,000 in rent at the Academy of Music while reminding … » Read

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