Monthly Archives: January 2021

Philadelphia Orchestra music director calls on Biden administration to increase support for the arts

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage artistic and cultural institutions across the country, Philadelphia Orchestra musical director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is pleading with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for a lifeline during what he described as a “tumultuous” time for the industry. In an open letter posted …

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Montreal’s new conductor comes from South America – RCI

Rafael Payare has worked with several European orchestras and will officially become artistic director of the Orchester Symphonique de Montréal in September 2021. (Gérard Collett) The Orchester Symphonique de Montréal (OSM) has appointed 40-year-old Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare as the ninth musical director. On September 1, 2021, he will succeed …

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