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Denied a Shortened Quarantine, Jaap van Zweden Cancels Hong Kong Phil

October 20, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Jaap van Zweden has been forced to cancel his remaining appearances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic (HKP) in 2021 because the government has refused to grant the conductor a waiver of the city’s 21-day quarantine requirement. “After … » Read

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Soprano Edita Gruberov√° Dies at 74

October 19, 2021 | Agence France-Presse
Edita Gruberová, the legendary Slovak-born coloratura soprano, died in Zurich on October 18, her Munich-based Hilbert Artists Management said. She was 74. Born in Bratislava, Gruberová studied in the Slovak capital before making her … » Read

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UMich Prof Will Plead Guilty

October 15, 2021 | Associated Press
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A former University of Michigan violin professor is expected to plead guilty to charges that he transported a female minor across state lines for sex, according to federal court records. reports that … » Read

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Coming to America in 2021: A Saga in Itself

October 15, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
It isn’t easy to come to from abroad to perform in the U.S. these days. Witness the recent travails of the Danish String Quartet, Musical America’s 2020 Ensemble of the Year . The Grammy Award-winning quartet, having already seen a … » Read

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Jacksonville Symph VP to Head Camerata Pacifica

October 14, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Camerata Pacifica, a 30-year-old chamber ensemble based in Santa Barbara, CA,  has been named former Jacksonville Symphony VP and General Manager Roger Wight as executive director. He succeeds Amy Williams, who left the position of managing … » Read

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New Artistic Leadership in Calgary & Colorado

October 14, 2021 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Italian conductor Jonathan Brandani is to be the new artistic director of the Calgary (CA) Opera, adding to his current position as music director of his hometown’s Lucca (IT) Opera Festival. He assumes his position in Canada as of 2022-23, … » Read

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Atlanta Taps Its Next Music Director

October 13, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Nathalie Stutzmann, current principal guest conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra and chief conductor of Norway’s Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, is to succeed Robert Spano as music director of the Atlanta Symphony, effective in 2022-23 … » Read

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Teatro Comunale di Bologna Names Music Director

October 13, 2021 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
In January 2022 the 43-year-old Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv will become music director for the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the first woman to assume such a position in Italy. During her three-year engagement, she will be responsible for … » Read

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St. Louis SO to Honor Late Music Critic with Fund and Concert

October 12, 2021 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In what may be the first time a U.S. orchestra named a special fund for a music critic, much less performed a memorial concert in their honor, the St. Louis Symphony has established the Sarah Bryan Miller Fund. The endowed fund, established with … » Read

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A 30-year Musical Partnership with Staying Power

October 12, 2021 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
When David Allen Miller steps to the podium of the Albany Symphony Orchestra (ASO) on October 16, he will begin his 30 th season as the ensemble’s music director. Since arriving from Los Angeles in 1992 as an admittedly intimidated … » Read

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