Rouvali Balances Sparkling Sibelius with Enigmatic Shostakovich

September 28, 2023 | by Clive Paget, Musical America
LONDON—Whether it was an appearance by rising-star Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho, or just the relative ease of getting to and from London’s Royal Festival Hall for a three o’clock Sunday afternoon event, this September 24 … » Read

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City Ballet Musicians Act Up; Mgmt Puts Them Back Down

September 28, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
T-shirts have taken center stage in the contract negotiations between the New York City Ballet (NYCB) and its orchestra members, whose contract expired in August. The musicians voted on Sept. 19 to wear short-sleeved black t-shirts with … » Read


Madhouse Opera Doesn't Measure Up

September 28, 2023 | by Fred Cohn, Musical America
PHILADELPHIA—In the 1880s, reporter Nellie Bly feigned madness in order to infiltrate the Women’s Lunatic Asylum in New York City. She chronicled its brutal conditions in a series of first-person articles in the New York World , and … » Read

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Featured Singer Dies Mid-performance

September 28, 2023 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
On Sept. 22, Alejandro Meerapfel suffered a fatal heart attack and died on stage while performing at the Ambronay Early Music Festival in France. The 54-year-old Argentinian baritone was singing the role of God the Father in Antonio … » Read

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UNCSA Launches New Media Enterprise

September 28, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) has announced the creation of UNCSA Media, a label that will release two or three recordings of creative projects by faculty and alumni across the school’s five arts … » Read

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Welsh National Opera GD to Exit. Soon.

September 27, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Aidan Lang has announced his retirement as general director of the Welsh National Opera (WNO) at the end of this year. Perhaps spurred on by Arts Council England’s cuts to the WNO   and its touring program, Lang will be exiting after … » Read

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Thielemann to Succeed Barenboim in Berlin

September 27, 2023 | Associated Press
BERLIN (AP) — Christian Thielemann has been chosen as the new general music director of Berlin’s Staatsoper, months after Daniel Barenboim ended his three-decade reign , the city government said Wednesday. The 64-year-old German … » Read


Alternative to the New: An Unfamiliar Masterpiece in Vienna

September 27, 2023 | By George Loomis, Musical America
For those who have long bewailed the Metropolitan Opera’s neglect of new work, the current season, which opened last night with Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking , is a dream come true. It includes six works that premiered between 1986 … » Read

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New Man Promises a 'New Era' for the NC Symphony

September 27, 2023 | Edward Edgerton, Musical America
When Carlos Miguel Prieto took the podium this past weekend for his debut as music director of the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra (NCSO), his program featured both standard and new repertoire: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, Haydn’s … » Read

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KWS Players to Get a Quick Free-lance Gig

September 27, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The beleaguered musicians of the suddenly defunct Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS) received some welcome news when the Grand Philharmonic Choir in Waterloo announced it would employ the players during its upcoming season. The choir, which has … » Read

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