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New Conductors Down South, Up North, Across the Pond

July 15, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
British conductor Timothy Redmond [pictured] is the new music director of the Winston-Salem (NC) Symphony, one of five conductors who led the orchestra last season as part of its search. Audiences were part of the selection process. Redmond is … » Read

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Director of Pope's Personal Choir Quits

July 15, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Vatican’s storied Sistine Chapel Choir, which has seen significant commercial exposure in recent years (including CDs on Deutsche Grammophon and an appearance at this year's Met Museum annual gala), is mired in financial scandal. Last … » Read

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Karita Finds Twitter and Blossoms Anew

July 15, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Finnish soprano Karita Mattila has fallen in love with Twitter. Long a self-described technophobe, she first took to the popular social medium in a moment of personal crisis—the end of her marriage earlier this year—and found that … » Read

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Atlanta Names New Artistic 'Officer' as Spano Prepares to Exit

July 12, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Elena Dubinets, VP of Artistic Planning and Creative Projects at the Seattle Symphony (SSO), is to move to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) next month, in the new position of Chief Artistic Officer. She arrives as Robert Spano prepares to … » Read

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Emil Kang Exits North Carolina for the Mellon Foundation

July 12, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Emil Kang, founding executive and artistic director of Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed program director for arts and cultural heritage by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He … » Read

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UNC School of the Arts Chancellor Exits; Interim Named

July 12, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
University of North Carolina System is undergoing some major changes in the area of the arts. In addition to Emil Kang’s departure , Lindsay Bierman is leaving as chancellor of the School of the Arts (UNCSA) to become CEO of UNC-TV Public … » Read

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San Diego Opera Taps Yves Abel

July 12, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Yves Abel has made a three-year commitment as principal conductor of the San Diego Opera, starting in the 2020-21 season. The position obligates him to lead one double bill in the first season, a French opera in the second, and one more in the … » Read

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A Natural Tenor Is Discovered Behind the Wheel

July 12, 2019 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Kim Davey’s Uber ride in Durban, South Africa, in May turned out to be anything but routine when her driver, Menzi Mngoma, began to sing “La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto . “I was completely bowled over . . . [I … » Read

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Three Young Conductors, One with Familial Ties

July 11, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has hired two new assistant conductors, one assigned to the CSO and the May Festival and one to the Cincinnati Pops and to the youth orchestra. In the CSO position, succeeding Keitaro Harada, is François … » Read

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It's Official: Radu Lupu Retires from Performing

July 11, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Romanian pianist Radu Lupu will retire from the concert stage at the conclusion of the 2018-19 season. The 73-year-old maestro, who refuses interviews and last recorded 25 years ago, has been in ill-health and was forced to cancel performance … » Read

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