Just in: Englishman to lead Bavarian Radio chorus

The chorus of Bayerische Rundfunk has named Howard Arman as its new artistic director, starting mid-2016. Howard, 61, is presently music director at the Lucerne theatre and symphony orchestra. He succeeds Peter Dijkstra.

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  • I saw his La Cenerentola at the Luzerner Theater about a year ago. Rock solid, no nonsense, opera conducting. He really understands singers. Held everything together with the ultimate professionalism. BR made a good choice.

  • Fabulous musician. Intelligent, erudite, scholarly, and a fine composer, arranger and pianist. Deep interest in the music of the Stolters. His Christmas Day concerts at the Gewandhaus were brilliant.

  • Congrats to Howard, my former colleague at Leipzig MDR.
    A wonderful, fine musician, full of great musical ideas and with an enormous knowledge of the repertoire, not only for chorus.
    A wise and great choice from BR.

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