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Tennessee Performing Arts Center Taps CEO

March 21, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Jennifer Turner [pictured], executive VP and managing director of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, in Orange Country, CA, is to be the president and CEO of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, effective in May. She succeeds Kathleen … » Read

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Louisville Nabs Teddy Abrams for Another Five Years

March 21, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
In announcing its upcoming season, the revitalized Louisville Orchestra also announced that the primary source of its turnaround, Music Director Teddy Abrams, planned to stay put. In fact Abrams, now 31, has extended his role at the artistic helm … » Read

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Seattle Opera Hires New General Director

March 21, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Christina Scheppelmann, artistic director general of Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, is to be the next general director of the Seattle Opera; she succeeds Aidan Lang, who exits after four years to be general director of Welsh National … » Read

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Frank Byrne's Successor Named in Kansas City

March 20, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Daniel E. Beckley, VP and general manager of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, former chief executive of the Charleston (SC) Symphony, is to be the new executive director of the Kansas City Symphony as of July 29. He will succeed Frank Byrne, … » Read

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Taipei Symphony Taps Inbal

March 20, 2019 | Rudolph Tang, Musical America
Israeli conductor Eliahu Inbal, 83, is to be principal conductor of Taipei Symphony Orchestra as of August; he has signed a three-season contract and plans to lead complete Mahler, Bruckner, and Shostakovich symphony cycles during his term, … » Read

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Steven Mercurio to Czech National Symphony

March 20, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Czech National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) has selected American-born conductor Steven Mercurio as its new music director as of 2019-2020 season. He succeeds Libor Pešek, in the position since 2007. Mercurio, no stranger to the CNSO, has … » Read

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Yuval Sharon's Flute Ultimately Wins Over Berliners

March 20, 2019 | Thomas May, Musical America
BERLIN — Nowhere is The Magic Flute more over-analyzed and over-fetishized than in the German-speaking world. So the stakes were especially high for director Yuval Sharon when he agreed to stage a new production for the Berlin Staatsoper. … » Read

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Netrebko, Kaufmann, Discuss ROH La Forza

March 19, 2019 | Mark Valencia, Musical America
LONDON—“It feels like a Russian novel,” enthuses conductor Antonio Pappano of Verdi’s middle-period epic La forza del destino (1862), an opera that was written for premiere in St. Petersburg but only arrived at its final … » Read

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Quartetto di Cremona Wins Franco Butoni Award

March 19, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
The Italian ensemble Quartetto di Cremona--Cristiano Gualco and Paolo Andreoli violins, Simone Gramaglia viola, Giovanni Scaglione cello--has won the Franco Buitoni Award 2019, receiving £25,000 and a specially … » Read

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La Jolla Music Center Names CEO

March 18, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
In the fall of 2017, when Ted DeDee announced he would retire in May of 2018 as president and CEO of the Madison, WI, Overture Center for the Arts, he told the local newspaper, “I’d love to travel some more. I’ve developed a … » Read

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