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Klaus Mäkelä, Parisian, Amsterdamer and now Chicagoan

The news has just broken, and it’s bound to make a few waves. At just 28, conductor Klaus Mäkelä has been chosen to succeed Riccardo Muti at the helm of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He will become the eleventh conductor at the start of the 2027/28 season. In 2027, Mäkelä is also due to take […]

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A new Easter in Baden-Baden

Following the announcement that the Berliner Philharmoniker will be returning to Salzburg from 2026, Baden-Baden is calling on a new generation of artists to maintain its prestigious Easter Festival at the same level of excellence. In order to “broaden the European vision”, the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra will take over […]

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Horizons for Dresden 2024

From 9 May to 9 June 2024, the 47th edition of the Dresdner Musikfestspiele will be held under the title “Horizons“. As always, the programme, built by Jan Vogler, will feature great artists. In the iconic venues of this superb city on the banks of the Elbe, the famous cellist welcomes Jeanine De Bique, Matthias […]

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Carmen goes into other hands

While Maestro Long Yu was expected with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra at the Opéra Comique from 24 April to 4 May 2023 to conduct Bizet’s Carmen (in the hall where the opera was first performed), the Covid, still too virulent in China, prevented them from coming to Paris. Love being a rebellious and fickle bird, […]

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Yuja Wang star of the networks

By posting a photo of her New Year’s Eve in Vienna surrounded by the prominent conductors Klaus Mäkelä and Philippe Jordan, she made the buzz. The famous pianist Yuja Wang has not forgotten her art, however, defending the concertos of the contemporary composer Magnus Lindberg, which she will perform this season in New York, Rome, […]