Opera Lafayette Offers a Mix and Match Esther

May 17, 2024 | Peter Clark, Musical America
The depth of New York City’s cultural offerings can be astounding. In addition to the flagship musical organizations, a plethora of smaller companies regularly present adventurous programs ranging from newly commissioned pieces to works … » Read

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New Music Director for Hamilton Philharmonic

May 17, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Succeeding Gemma New after nine years as music director of the Hamilton (Ont) Philharmonic will be French conductor James Kahane, 28. He starts next September. A graduate from the Sibelius Academy, Kahane is currently principal conductor of both … » Read


Langrée & Co. Say Goodbye

May 17, 2024 | Ken Smith, Musical America
CINCINNATI – What happens to your fond farewells when your guest of honor is late to the party? The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra had earmarked the end of the current season with a two-week tribute to outgoing Music Director Louis … » Read

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Rediscovering the 'Dean of American Composers'

May 17, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Concerts in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress this weekend and at the Morgan Library in Manhattan next week will reintroduce a piece composed in 1897 by Charles Martin Loeffler, who upon his death in 1935 was known as “the … » Read

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Peer Pressure Wins, Jerusalem Quartet Will Play

May 16, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
It looks like the Jerusalem Quartet will appear at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw after all. At least one of the two scheduled concerts will take place, on May 18 at 7 p.m. The May 16 event remains a casualty of the Concertgebouw’s initial … » Read

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Hockney's Complex Turandot Gets Reassembled in LA

May 16, 2024 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The production of Puccini’s Turandot designed by David Hockney three decades ago will be revived for its Los Angeles debut at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on May 18. “We’ve been trying to program Hockney’s Turandot for 30 … » Read


Kathleen Battle Returns to a Storied Stage

May 16, 2024 | David Patrick Stearns, Musical America
Not seen on its stage since 2016, then following a 22-year career hiatus, Kathleen Battle returned to the Metropolitan Opera on May 12, in a concert produced by AMP Worldwide, presenter of Disney-in-concert films and the like. Now age 75, she … » Read

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Canberra Symphony Gets $4.1M

May 16, 2024 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Australia’s Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO), established originally as an amateur ensemble in 1950 and fully professionalized by the mid-1960s, has earned a national reputation for its commitment to performing works by Australian … » Read

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New Music Directors in South Carolina, Australia

May 16, 2024
The Greenville (SC) Symphony Orchestra has appointed Lee Mills to be its next music director, succeeding the 24-year reign of Edvard Tchivzhel, now taking the title of emeritus. Mills, a Solti career grant recipient, becomes the North Carolina … » Read

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Hannigan to Helm Iceland Symphony

May 15, 2024 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Barbara Hannigan is to be the next chief conductor and artistic director of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra as of August 2026. She succeeds Eva Ollikainen , whose four-season contract commenced in 2020-21. Hannigan, also an acclaimed soprano, has … » Read

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