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Gay Men's Chorus of LA Names New Music Director

November 15, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Ernest H. Harrison, a doctoral candidate in choral conducting at USC, is the new music director and conductor of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA). He succeeds interim Gavin Thrasher, now head of New York’s GMC; Thrasher in … » Read
 

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Big Changes for Met Opera Artistic Staff and Young Artist Program

November 15, 2019 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Longtime Metropolitan Opera Artistic Administrator Jonathan Friend [pictured] will leave his job at the end of the current season. He’s to be succeeded by Michael Heaston, the former executive director of the Met’s Lindemann Young … » Read
 

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Where's Chattanooga Symphony's Concertmaster?

November 14, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
A fraught relationship with violinist Holly Mulcahy has left the Chattanooga Symphony (CSO) without its concertmaster since its season opened in early October. In August Mulcahy  sued the orchestra for breach of contract after it canceled … » Read
 

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Miami Oboist Dies in Tragic Fall

November 14, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
A tragic fall down a flight of stairs has claimed the life of oboist Janice Thomson, 62; the incident occurred Sunday night in a University of Miami concert hall, just prior to a performance by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band (GMSB). Thomson was … » Read
 

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Marin Alsop Bemoans Missed Opportunities in Baltimore

November 14, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
During Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) lockout last summer, Marin Alsop, the ensemble’s music director, was notably silent. At a meeting on Nov. 12 in Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, she broke her silence. This was a state-mandated gathering of … » Read
 

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Montreal and András Schiff: Not a Good Fit

November 13, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Chances are good that András Schiff [pictured] will not be reappearing with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) any time soon. The pianist’s recent performances were to feature him playing with and conducting the … » Read
 
 

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