MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

Latest Music News

It’s been a deluge. Just gathering some of the past day’s worth of major announcements:

–Simon Woods has been named Interim Executive Director of the Grand Teton Music Festival.

–The New York Philharmonic announced its 2020-21 season, which will include Project 19 and the American premiere of György Kurtág’s Beckett opera Fin de Partie.

–Juilliard has named violist alum Adam Meyer as its new provost starting July 1, “when Ara Guzelimian steps down as provost and dean and assumes an advisory role.” Juilliard will now have separate the positions of dean and provost and will embark on a search for the new dean.

–Philadelphia Orchestra’s BeethovenNOW project starts March 12 and will pair the nine symphonies with four world premieres commissioned by the ensemble, including composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank, Iman Habibi, Jessica Hunt, and Carlos Simon.

–The Metropolitan Opera just announced its 2020-21 season, featuring new productions of Aida, Die Zauberflöte, and Don Giovanni and Met premieres of The Fiery Angel and Dead Man Walking.

–Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced its 2020-21 season, which is the final season of Sir Andrew Davis’s tenure as music director. Delighted to see Proving Up and Lessons in Love and Violence among the offerings.

Plus: last week, the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced its remarkable 2020-21 season program, including America: The Stories We Tell, the Seoul Festival, the Pan-American Music Initiative, the return of the Tristan Project, two John Adams operas, and a total of 27 premieres.

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