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Alessandro Siciliani To Take The Podium Once Again In Columbus

Opera Project Columbus launches first season with Puccini's Suor Angelica

Maestro Alessandro Siciliani, a longtime favorite of Columbus audiences, will be on the  podium this Fall as a new opera troupe takes the stage. Read New troupe to bring back familiar face (Columbus Dispatch)

Columbus Jazz Orchestra's Byron Stripling to perform at Oregon Festival of American Music

Festival organizes its eight concerts around two of the greatest mid-century performers, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.  Stripling teams with festival Artistic Director and regular CJO guest Ken Peplowski for this year's event. Read Lady and the Tramp (Eugene Weekly)

Atlanta Symphony's Robert Spano gets Aspen Music Festival back on track

Though not officially to begin until 2012, Oberlin Conservatory professor and Atlanta Symphony Music Director Robert Spano has taken the reins of the Aspen Music Festival a year early. Veda Kaplinsky, who is back for her eighth year teaching piano, summed it up this way. "Last year was a nightmare, and this year has been bliss." Read Aspen fest gets good grades under music director Robert Spano (Denver Post) See What draws people to the Aspen Festival year after year... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEDDPACn2zo