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A Few New String Principals

August 13, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Teng Li [pictured], principal violist of the Toronto Symphony since 2004, is now official with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, having won the audition several months ago. A member of the Rosamunde Quartet (with Noah Bendix-Balgleyof the Berlin … » Read

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Michael Kaiser Tells It like It Is, in San Antonio

August 13, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The promise of stability for the struggling San Antonio Symphony (SAS) rests with doing more, not less, argues the ensemble’s  new interim Executive Director Michael Kaiser. Working with a nine-member city-county task force, the … » Read

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What It Costs to Be a Professional Musician

August 13, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
For every soloist with an international reputation who receives as much as $50,000 a performance, there are hundreds of superbly trained classical musicians who are lucky to make that amount in a year of concertizing. The Toronto branch of the … » Read

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LA Opera Principal's $100,000 Cello Stolen

August 13, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
John Walz, principal cellist of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, has put out an alert regarding the theft of his cello from his hotel room. ABC News is reporting the instrument’s worth at $100,000. Walz says it was made for him by Mario … » Read

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How Do the Arts Promote Social Change?

August 13, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Last spring Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, eloquently limned the interconnections between philanthropy and the arts. Speaking at “The Power of Giving: Philanthropy’s Impact on American Life,” an annual … » Read

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Glyndebourne Appoints Artistic Director

August 10, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Stephen Langridge, artistic director opera/drama at the Gothenburg Opera for the last five years, is to take the new position of artistic director at Glyndebourne, leaving Gothenburg in late spring 2019 to return his homeland. In the new post, … » Read

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