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Year of the Wigglesworths: Conductor and Composer Ryan Wigglesworth Wins Halle’s New Principal Guest Spot >>

It has been a good year for the Wigglesworths! First, Mark Wigglesworth is named Edward Gardner's successor at English National Opera, now Ryan Wigglesworth has been picked to succeed Markus Stenz as the Halle Orchestra's new principal guest conductor.

The Column: All (or Most) Change in United Kingdom's Classical Music Scene? >>

But I wouldn't bet against Kirill Karabits being snapped up. Bournemouth has historically been a springboard for higher-profile appointments--and being from that town, myself, I yield to no one in my borderline fanatical admiration for its orchestra.

Russian Conductor Vasily Petrenko Says Orchestras “React Better” to Male Conductors >>

Mr. Petrenko is in hot water over his comments about woman conductors.

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