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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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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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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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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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Sydney Opera House, Ready for Reopening, Details Its Upgrades

May 12, 2022 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
After a two-year long shutdown, the expenditure of more than $150mn ($103.5mn U.S.), and repeated delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Sydney Opera House is in the final stages of completing a much-needed renovation. The improved venue, … » 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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New Ukrainian Orchestra Debuts at Berlin Philharmonie

May 11, 2022 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Exiled Ukrainian musicians have come together in Berlin to form “Mriya” (the Ukrainian word for dream), an orchestra of more than 30 players that presented its first concert on May 10. Funded in part by the aid organization … » Read

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Dallas Symphony Announces Complete Ring in Concert

May 11, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Dallas Symphony-Fabio Luisi partnership, launched in 2020-21 but interrupted by Covid, has been progressing nicely, marked by several operas in concert and a continuing Read

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San Francisco Conservatory of Music Buys Pentatone

May 9, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
There appears to be no stopping the appetite for acquisition, nor the funds to facilitate it, by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Its latest purchase, announced today, is Pentatone music, the Netherlands-based record label and home to the … » Read

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New World Symphony Gets $30M to Honor MTT

May 7, 2022 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
On the occasion of Michael Tilson Thomas’s final concert as artistic director, the New World Symphony (NWS) this evening announced a $30 million endowment gift from the Arison Arts Foundation in honor of MTT. Going forward, the New World … » Read

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