Pick of the Week:

Maestro has a baby

The Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, 38, has announced the birth of his first so, Nicolas, with his wife, the television presenter Anne Igartiburu, 47. Mother and

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Flute gets to run Symphony

Marin Symphony has chosen Tod Brody, 62, as its next executive director. Principal flute at the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and a freelance in contemporary

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Fritz Reiner gets busted

Riccardo Muti with Hungarian sculptor Katalin Gerő whose bronze of Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony music director 1953-62, has been inaugurated in the Symphony Center lobby.

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Mirga gets Boy Friday

Jonathan Bloxham is the new Assistant Conductor at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Working closely with Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and visiting conductors – as well as

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Palestine orchestra to make UK tour

The Palestine Youth Orchestra (PYO) will make a debut, six-town UK tour this summer. Conducted by Sian Edwards, they will play Perth, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham Cardiff and

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