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Seattle Symphony Names New CEO

June 19, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Is it a coincidence that the Seattle Symphony has chosen two recent chief executives of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra to be its president and CEO? In 2011 it appointed Simon Woods of the RSNO to take its top administrative job. Yesterday, … » Read

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Music Director Entrances and Exits, Regional Edition

June 19, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Asheville (NC) Symphony has named Serbian-born Darko Butorac [pictured] as its new music director. He will remain artistic chief of the Tallahassee (FL) Symphony and the Missoula (MT) Symphony as well. Butorac, one of six candidates for the … » Read

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SOME White Men in the Biz Fear They Are Too 'Pale, Male, and Stale' to Succeed

June 19, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
In an interview in The Telegraph promoting her upcoming BBC4 program The Lost World of Female Composers , soprano Danielle de Niese [pictured] makes an argument for recognizing “unsung heroines” that is well-reasoned and free of the … » Read

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Is Springsteen Theater? Is SpongeBob Theater? Whither Broadway?

June 19, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
In a recent opinion column for The Stage , Richard Jordan, the U.K.-based award-winning theater producer, complains that transfers from the U.K. have dominated the American dramatic and musical theater scene during the past year. The phenomenon … » Read

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Lincoln Center Announces White Light Festival 2018

June 18, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
When she initially announced the first, 2010 White Light Festival, Jane Moss—artistic director of Mostly Mozart, Great Performers, and Lincoln Center’s other presenting series—reported that her inspiration for it evolved from … » Read


ROH's Lohengrin: Brilliant in the Pit Under Nelsons, Dreary on Stage

June 18, 2018 | Mark Valencia, Musical America
LONDON—The U.K.’s capital has waited years for a new Lohengrin . It’s four decades since the swan knight last sailed into Covent Garden, but he is here now in the suave shape of Klaus Florian Vogt. The German tenor invariably … » Read

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