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BBC Concert Orchestra Taps Bramwell Tovey

November 22, 2017 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
British conductor Bramwell Tovey is to be principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra as of January, 2018, the same time that he moves to the position of emeritus with the Vancouver Symphony, where he has been music director since 2000. At … » Read
 

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ICE and Composer Marcos Balter en Famille at Miller Theater

November 21, 2017 | Christian Carey, Musical America
NEW YORK - Marcos Balter [pictured] is a prolific and sought-after composer entering midcareer with a head of steam. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, he spent the latter part of his training in Chicago, getting a doctorate at Northwestern under … » Read
 

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Jonas Kaufmann 'Suffers' for His Art, According to New Biography

November 21, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
It’s not easy being the world’s greatest tenor. In a new biography by Thomas Voigt, currently available in the U.K. and Europe [or directly from Orion books ], tenor Jonas Kaufmann speaks poignantly about everything from the physical … » Read
 

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Tuning Up (?) for David Lang's Broken Orchestra Symphony

November 21, 2017 | Robert Edgerton, Musical America
On December 3, 400 musicians ages nine to 84 will gather in Philadelphia’s 23 rd Street Armory for a one-time-only concert that one participant has promised will be “a beautiful mess.” Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang … » Read
 

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The 21st Century Musician Must Be a Jack or Jill of All Trades

November 21, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Alex Bender, a New York trumpet player, likens a career as a musician to a marathon, not a sprint. Career management and networking, he argues, are every bit as important to success as practicing or composing. “You have to . . . learn … » Read
 

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University of Vermont Cuts Music Classes, Dept Chair Quits

November 21, 2017 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The chairman of the University of Vermont department of music and dance has quit his position in protest to being asked to recommend what classes could be cut. UVM is attempting to reduce its $4 million shortfall on an annual budget of $110 … » Read
 
 

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