Musical America is also reporting that Evans Mirageas will be leaving his post as VP of Artistic Planning for the Atlanta Symphony in December. He has also been serving as artistic director of Cincinnati Opera, and plans to spend more time with them. Mirageas has worked with ASO Music Director Robert Spano for many years. Spano will be leaving the ASO in 2021.
Musical America is reporting that the Cleveland Orchestra has fired concertmaster William Preucil and principal trombone Massimo la Rosa for sexual misconduct.
I will bring you more on the story as I have it.
Musical America has names it's slate of annual award winners, beginning with Artist of the Year. That award goes to pianist Daniil Trifonov (his latest album cover pictured here).
Other winners are:
Conductor of the year: Carlos Miguel Prieto
Composer of the year: Julia Wolfe
Vocalist of the year: Anthony Roth Costanzo
Ensemble of the year: Jack Quartet
The orchestra of the Chicago Lyric Opera has gone on strike. Reports have it that contract negotiations were underway, but management wanted to cut positions from the orchestra, and shorten the season so as to reduce orchestra members' pay.
The Chicago Tribune has an article here.
Cellis Veronica Parrales was just named an Artist to Watch by Jackson Free Press magazine. A native of New York, she is now principal cellist with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. In addition she is a member of the MSO String Quartet which often plays in schools--as a former music teacher, Veronica has a special interest in outreach to children.
There's a link to the current issue of the magazine with the article on Veronica on the Jackson Free Press homepage, which can be found here.
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