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In Memoriam
Paul Horn (1930-2014)
     Paul Horn, flutist and saxophonist, died on June 29 at his home in Vancouver, British Columbia. In the late 1960s Horn was studying transcendental meditation in India. Curious to hear what his flute would sound like in the Taj Mahal, he recorded unaccompanied improvisations. The subsequent recording was released as Inside and then reissued as Inside the Taj Mahal by Epic Records. This project led to the solo recordings Inside the Great Pyramid (1976) and Inside the Cathedral (1983). The success of these ventures led to Horn being hailed as the founding father of New Age music.
     Horn was born in New York City on March 17, 1930. He received a bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in Ohio and a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music. His first significant job was with the adventurous big band led by Eddie Sauter and Bill Finegan. He is survived by his wife, Ann Mortifee, a singer, his sons from an earlier marriage, Robin and Marlen, a stepson, Devon Mortifee, and four grandchildren. (9/14)

Frans Brüggen (1934-2014)
     Frans Brüggen, early music conductor, flutist, and recorder player, died on August 13 at the age of 79. In 1981 he founded the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century with which he made many recordings. Brüggen studied musicology at the University of Amsterdam and was appointed professor at Royal Conservatoire at The Hague when he was twenty-one. He also taught on the faculties of Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley.  He is survived by his wife, art historian Machtelt Israëls. 

What's New in the Music Industry
Anthem Musical Instruments to Distribute North Bridge Flutes
Anthem Musical Instruments is the exclusive US-distributor for North Bridge flutes. Each flute features a sterling silver headjoint made by Chris McKenna. The body is constructed and assembled in Taiwan. The flutes range in price from $1299-$2249. The North Bridge Winds has over 100 years of combined experience in the musical instrument industry. For more information on North Bridge: northbridgewinds.com or contact Anthem at 888-258-2070.

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Honors and Appointments

New Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has hired Latvian-born Andris Nelsons as BSO Music Director. At the age of 35, he is the youngest conductor to hold that title in over 100 years. He is the 15th music director since the BSO’s founding in 1881.Mr. Nelsons succeeds James Levine, who was music director from 2004-2011. For tickets and information: bso.org  (11/14)

From Chicago to Berlin
Mathieu Dufour, Principal Flute, the Erika and Dietrich M. Gross Chair, of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has resigned his position with the CSO, effective November 4, 2014, in order to accept the position of Principal Flute at the Berlin Philharmonic. His tenure there begins in 2015. Vanessa Moss, Vice President for Orchestra and Building Operations of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, said, “In the 15 years he has been with the CSO, Mathieu Dufour has made an extraordinary contribution to the artistry and musicianship of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. We wish him a long and successful career with the Berlin Philharmonic.” www.cso.org  (11/14)

Eighteen Musicians Join Ensemble ACJW
Ensemble ACJW is a two year fellowship program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. Ensemble ACJW is designed to prepare young professional musicians for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, and leadership. New members are: Garrett Arney, Percussion; Andrea Casarrubios, Cello;  Stanislav Chernyshev, Clarinet; Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington, Flute; Elizabeth Fayette, Violin; Michael Katz, Cello; Dana Kelley, Viola;  Beomjae Kim, Flute; Danny Kim, Viola; Siwoo Kim, Violin; Jean Laurenz, Trumpet; Kobi Malkin, Violin; Jenny Ney, French Horn; James Riggs, Oboe; Shir Semmel, Piano; Michael Smith, Piano; Caleb van der Swaagh, Cello; and Michael Zuber, Bassoon. (11/14)

Joshua Smith Featured Soloist
Joshua Smith, The Cleveland Orchestra’s principal flute, will be the featured soloist on their European tour starting Sept. 7 with a performance at the Proms, followed by performances in Lucerne, Berlin, Linz, Vienna and Amsterdam. Smith will perform Jörg Widmann’s Flute en suite, a concerto commissioned by the Orchestra for him. Smith premiered the work in 2011 when Widmann was composer-in-residence with The Cleveland Orchestra. www.soloflute.com (9/14)

Composition Competitions
Madison Flute Club
The Madison (Wisconsin) Flute Club is sponsoring a contrabass flute composition competition. The deadline for entry is January 15, 2015. Composers should complete the form at www.madisonfluteclub.org. The entry fee is $30.  The winning work will be performed at the Wisconsin Flute Festival in Madison on April 18, 2015. The minimum prize will be $250 and the piece will be published by a major publishing house.

New York Flute Club
New York Flute Club’s Composition competition deadline is September 15, 2014. There are cash prizes totaling $3000 plus a performance at the 2015 New York Flute Fair. For rules go to: http://nyfluteclub.org/concerts-events-and-more/competitions/composition

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