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Robert Spano to Exit the Atlanta Symphony

January 23, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Robert Spano will not renew his contract as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra beyond the 2020-21 season, bringing to and end what has been extraordinarily successful partnership of what will have been 20 years. He will take the … » Read
 

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San Francisco Opera 'Auditions' Eight Conductors, Six of Them New, in 2018-19

January 23, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The major highlight of the San Francisco Opera’s next, 96th season appears to be the west coast premiere of Jack Heggie and Gene Scheer’s It’s a Wonderful Life , based in part on Frank Capra’s 1946 film of the same name … » Read
 

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Hugh Masekela Dies, 'One of the Great Architects of Afro-Jazz'

January 23, 2018 | Associated Press
JOHANNESBURG--Legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78 after a decade-long fight with cancer, according to a statement from his family on Tuesday. Often called the "Father of South African jazz," Masekela died … » Read
 

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Two Orchestras Fight the Odds to Go on with the Show

January 23, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Last weekend provided a test of creative ingenuity for two American orchestras. At both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Cleveland Orchestra, soloists withdrew at the last moment and accommodations had to be made. At one end of the … » Read
 

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Kaufmann at Carnegie: It's the Soft Singing We Admire Most

January 23, 2018 | John Yohalem, Musical America
Jonas Kaufmann, one of the world’s two or three most famous tenors, has been shy, lately, for whatever reasons, of crossing the Atlantic to sing in any of our opera houses, with all the time for careful rehearsal such appearances would … » Read
 

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In France: An Admirable Attempt to Fix the Diversity Issue

January 23, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
A renowned French countertenor recently launched the Académie Musicale Philippe Jaroussky, an initiative that he hopes will help diversify the world of classical music. Each week 23 children from working-class or immigrant backgrounds … » Read
 
 

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