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Joseph Young named Peabody Institute’s artistic director of ensembles

Joseph Young (CAA, ’15) has been named the Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Ensembles at the Peabody Institute. An alumni of the Peabody Institute, Young will lead the programming and direction of all Peabody Conservatory instrumental ensembles, according to the Peabody Post. “It is an honor for me to join […]

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra names Kirov music director

Stilian Kirov (CAA, ’16) has been named music director of Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra. According to Chicago Classical Review, Kirov was one of five finalists who guest conducted the orchestra as a part of its search. His January performance included works by Rachmaninoff, Ligeti and Kodaly. Kirov is also the music director at Symphony in […]

Ward Stare lends his baton to Mercer University performance

Ward Stare took a break from his post at the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Friday to lead a group of Mercer University students in Macon, GA. The concert will include Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 11 in F Major and Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major. The students say they are thrilled to […]

Harada, Kulenovic look for top spot at South Bend Symphony Orchestra

The South Bend Symphony Orchestra has been under the guidance of Maestro Tsung Yeh since 1988. According to the South Bend Tribune, Yeh hand-selected 58 of the ensemble’s current 75 members. So it’s little wonder the search committee for a new music director for the group is about more than […]

Cohler awarded BMI Foundation’s Lionel Newman Conducting Scholarship

Yuga Cohler (Solti, ’15) has turned heads during his first year as music director and conductor of the Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) Debut Orchestra. In April of this year, he led the YMF Orchestra in a production of the blended works of Beethoven and Kanye West in a performance called, […]

Case Scaglione

Scaglione sets bar high with Dallas Season Opener

Case Scaglione (Solti Fellow, ’11), took the podium in early September at the Dallas City Performance Hall to usher in a new season for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and went straight to work putting the ensemble through its paces in a program featuring Mozart’s Serenata notturna, Stravinsky’s Danses concertantes, and […]


Canellakis receives 2016 The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award

Evanston, IL – Penny Van Horn, Board Chair of The Solti Foundation U.S. and Elizabeth Buccheri, Artistic and Awards Committee Chair, are pleased to announce the Foundation’s seventh $25,000 Grant, The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award to Karina Canellakis, currently in her second season as Assistant Conductor of the Dallas […]