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George Steel to Curate Programming in Boston

November 17, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will promote George Steel, visiting curator for performing arts since March, to curator, effective in January. Steel, general manager of the New York City Opera from 2009 until it declared bankruptcy … » Read

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New Appointments for Nashville's Maestro

November 17, 2017 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Nashville Symphony Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero is to be principal guest conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, est. 1962, effective in August. His contract calls for four weeks per season; he takes up the post as French-Swiss … » Read

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Fired Oregon Bach Director Refutes Discrimination Document

November 16, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Nearly three months after Matthew Halls was abruptly sacked as the artistic director of the Oregon Bach Festival (OBF), a University of Oregon (UO) document obtained by the Eugene Weekly reveals that he was under investigation for alleged … » Read

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One More Deck Chair on the Titanic: David Stearns to Exit Philly Inquirer

November 16, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
David Patrick Stearns is leaving The Philadelphia Inquirer after 17 years as one of two classical music writers; the other one, Peter Dobrin, appears to be safe—for the time being. As Stearns himself told me at a recent gathering, when we … » Read

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Philly O Names Interim Co-Presidents as Vulgamore Exits

November 16, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
When Philadelphia Orchestra President and CEO  Allison Vulgamore exits at the end of this year, she will be succeeded on an interim basis by two deputies, Executive Vice Presidents Ryan Fleur and Matthew Loden, acting as co-presidents. The … » Read

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Los Angeles Phil Picks Seasoned Exec to Succeed Borda

November 16, 2017 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Simon Woods, president and CEO of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra (SSO) since 2011, is to succeed Deborah Borda with the same title at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, effective on January 22. Gail Samuel, who has been serving as interim in the job, … » Read

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