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Brett Dean's Hamlet: The MET Orchestra Takes Center Stage

May 16, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
If the sense of ambiguity that pervades Shakespeare’s Hamlet is what makes it so compelling a drama, it is also what makes it so challenging to an interpreter, be it a teller, a listener, a director, or a composer. Many of the last … » Read
 

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Teresa Berganza Dies at 89

May 16, 2022 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Teresa Berganza, the Spanish mezzo-soprano renowned over her 40-year career for her distinctive legato and skill with language, died on May 13 in Madrid. She was 89. Born in Madrid in 1933, Berganza began her career as a 22-year-old in the era of … » Read
 

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Manhattan School Creates New Division under New World Symphony VP

May 16, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
On July 1 J. T. Kane will be joining the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) as dean of the newly created Instrumental Studies and Orchestral Performance Division. Kane is currently VP for musician advancement and dean of orchestra at the New World … » Read
 

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Full Exit: Bolshoi Expat Dancers

May 16, 2022 | Agence France-Presse
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – The day Russia invaded Ukraine, Brazilian dancer David Motta, then a leading soloist at the renowned Bolshoi ballet, knew he had to leave the country where he had lived half his life. It was an "obvious" decision -- … » Read
 

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Boston's WCRB Updates Its Image and Gains Audiences

May 13, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Classical music radio, like every other part of the music world, is in flux. Gone are the days when the on-air talent were all men possessed of deep baritone voices and a paternalistic commitment to teaching listeners about the day’s … » Read
 

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Latvian National Symphony Names Wunderkind

May 13, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Finnish conductor Tarmo Peltokoski, 22, is to be the next music and artistic director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO). He starts next season, succeeding Andris Poga, now at the artistic helm of Norway’s Stavanger Symphony … » Read
 

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Orchestra League Outlines June Conference Sched; Names Gold Baton Recipients

May 13, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
For the first time since 2019, the League of American Orchestras’ conference will meet in person, from June 1-3, 2022 hosted by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which was last the site of the event in 2006. Nearly 1,000 orchestra … » Read
 

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Artistic Leadership Update, Kansas to Canada to G.B.

May 13, 2022 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Conductor/composer Yaniv Segal (pictured) is to be the next music director of the Salina (KS) Symphony; he was one of five finalists for the job who guest conducted this season for a post that drew more than 100 applications. Known for … » Read
 

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A Freshly Framed Hamlet Arrives at the Met

May 12, 2022 | Mike Silverman, Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead, all right, but not as Shakespeare imagined. No Norwegian prince arrives to seize the Danish throne. And to be or not to be is not the question. So it goes in the latest operatic adaptation of the … » Read
 

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Alexander Toradze Dies at 69

May 12, 2022
Pianist Alexander Toradze, who suffered heart failure during a performance with the Vancouver Symphony on April 23 but carried on to its end before being hospitalized, died yesterday at this home in South Bend, IN. He was 69. He appeared to have … » Read
 
 

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