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Artistic Director of Luminato Fest Resigns

July 16, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
Toronto’s Luminato Festival has lost its artistic director of only two seasons. Josephine Ridge, who was previously artistic director of the Melbourne Festival, has resigned. A headline in the Globe and Mail attributes her departure to the … » Read

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Cinci Concertmaster Steps Down

July 16, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Timothy Lees is stepping down as concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), a post in which he has served only intermittently in recent years, due to a nerve issue in the fingers of his left hand. He concludes his 20-year tenure by … » Read

Industry News

Critics Aside, SLAV Will Be Staged After All

July 16, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
SLAV , the controversial show directed by Robert Lepage [picured] that was shuttered last week by the Montreal International Jazz Festival, appears to have acquired a second life after several theaters announced they are moving ahead with their … » Read

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U.K. Musicians Issue Anti-Discrimination Code

July 16, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
Within the past year, widely circulated news reports about several high-profile conductors as well as a number of surveys of musicians, dancers, and actors have pulled back the curtain on widespread bullying, sexual harassment, and discrimination … » Read

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San Antonio Symphony Nabs Michael Kaiser--for Awhile

July 13, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Michael M. Kaiser, the Mr. Fix-it of the performing arts, is to serve as interim executive director of the San Antonio Symphony through the end of the year. By that time, goes the plan, the orchestra will have appointed a permanent executive … » Read

Contests & Awards

Marsalis Mentor Among 2018 NEA Jazz Masters

July 13, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
On July 12, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) honored four new recipients with the Jazz Masters award. The $25,000 prize, given annually since 1982, is the nation’s highest honor reserved for jazz. The 2018 honorees are: pianist and … » Read

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