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Longtime UMich Strings Prof on Leave, Accused of Sexual Misconduct

December 14, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
On Monday, an article appeared in The Michigan Daily , UMich’s student newspaper, accusing Stephen Shipps, chair of the strings department and director of the university's strings preparatory division, of sexual misconduct. The story has … » Read

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Nancy Wilson, Song 'Stylist' with Old Fashioned Charm, Dies at 81

December 14, 2018 | Associated Press
Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. She was 81. Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her … » Read

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Hong Kong Phil Taps Seasoned Pro as CEO

December 14, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Benedikt Fohr is to be chief executive of the Hong Kong Philharmonic as of April 1, succeeding Michael MacLeod who is retiring after eight years. Fohr, 55, has been CEO of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern (DRP) for … » Read

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As a New One Will Arrive

December 13, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
German conductor Roland Kluttig is to succeed Oksana Lyniv as chief conductor of the Grazer Philharmoniker and the Graz Opera in 2020-21, for three seasons. He has been general music director of the Landestheater Coburg since 2010, where the … » Read

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Graz Philharmonic/Opera Principal Conductor Will Exit

December 13, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv has said she will not renew her contract as chief conductor of the Graz Philharmonic and the Graz Opera beyond the 2019/20 season. While thanking the organizations for helping in her development as a conductor … » Read

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Three Male Conductors Sign to New Management

December 13, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Keith Lockhart , now is his 24 th season as conductor of the Boston Pops, as well as chief guest conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, and artistic director of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina, has moved from Columbia Artists to Opus … » Read

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