Mark Williams named CEO of Toronto Symphony

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“The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has appointed Mark Williams as its new chief executive officer,” writes Brad Wheeler in Wednesday’s Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada). “Williams is currently chief artistic...

January 12, 2022

What’s behind Thomas Dausgaard’s sudden resignation as music director of Seattle Symphony

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“At his seaside home near Copenhagen, the Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard made a difficult decision: He would step down as the music director of the Seattle Symphony, effective immediately,...

January 12, 2022

The people who helped organize airlift of young musicians from Afghanistan to Portugal

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“On Dec. 13 … a community of school children from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) landed in Lisbon, Portugal,” writes Felix Carroll in Saturday’s (1/8) Berkshire Eagle...

January 12, 2022

Tulsa Symphony and University of Tulsa join forces

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“A new partnership between the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and the University of Tulsa will help to strengthen the university’s music program through masterclasses, performances and other activities,” writes James...

January 12, 2022

Boston Symphony to require patrons to be fully vaccinated, in accordance with city mandate

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“How do you get to Symphony Hall? For the musicians, it’s practice and vaccinations,” reads an unsigned article in Tuesday’s (1/11) Boston 25 News. “And for those fans looking...

January 12, 2022

Winnipeg Symphony revises, shortens annual new-music festival in response to COVID-19

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Canada’s Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra has announced that this year’s Winnipeg New Music Festival has been revised in light of current COVID numbers and travel and health restrictions from health...

January 12, 2022