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Sheku en famille Record Bob Marley and Camille Saint-Saëns

September 21, 2020 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Kanneh-Masons, one of classical music’s most gifted array of siblings, have been busy during the pandemic. On Nov. 6 Decca will release Carnival , their first album recorded as a family. "We all grew up listening to albums like Peter … » Read

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Fort Worth Opera New GD Aims to Create 'The People's Opera'

September 21, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Afton Battle, a recent development consultant to a number of dance and theater groups, is to be the new general director of the Fort Worth Opera Company. A former professional vocalist, with degrees from Westminster Choir College, she succeeds … » Read

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Opera Has Lost a Devoted Fan and Advocate in RBG

September 21, 2020 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on Sept. 18 not only deprived the U.S. of one of its most storied jurists but also one of its most avid opera lovers. “She was our greatest advocate and our greatest … » Read

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Music Directors in France and Germany Re-up

September 18, 2020 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Mikko Franck, music director of the Orchester Philharmonique de Radio France since 2015, has renewed his contract with the network through 2025. This marks the 41-year-old Finnish conductor’s second renewal with the orchestra, which reports … » Read

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Netrebko Hospitalized with Covid-19

September 17, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Soprano Anna Netrebko has been hospitalized in Moscow for five days, suffering from Covid-19. Her Instagram posts claim “Everything will be fine! The devil is not so terrible as it is described.” In some ways, the news is hardly … » Read

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Management Moves: HP and AH

September 16, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Askonas Holt has two additions to its roster for worldwide management: Portuguese conductor Dinis Sousa , signed to management for the first time, and French-Danish soprano Elsa Dreisig , who comes to AH from Vienna-based Hainzl and Delage. … » Read

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Atlanta Symphony Hires Associate Conductor; Six New Players

September 16, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra may only be only performing in small ensemble configurations this fall, but that doesn’t seem to have prevented it from hiring new musicians—six, in fact, plus a new associate conductor/music director of … » Read

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Katharina Wagner, Recovered, Returns to Bayreuth

September 16, 2020 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
After a reportedly serious illness, Katharina Wagner has sufficiently recovered to return to the helm of the Bayreuth Festival. “She's coming back and she's going to work again,” said the festival's press spokesman, Hubertus Herrmann, … » Read

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Ann Getty Dies at 79

September 16, 2020 | Olga R. Rodriguez
SAN FRANCISCO — Ann Getty, a longtime benefactor of the arts and culture in San Francisco who married into the storied Getty family, died September 14. She was 79. She died of a heart attack, her husband Gordon Getty said. A native of … » Read

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MRP's Only Black Host Fired with Cause

September 14, 2020 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
A conflict over failure to follow established procedures when revising on-air playlists has led to Garrett McQueen’s dismissal from American Public Media (APM). McQueen, a professional bassoonist, had been host and producer of the … » Read

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