Levine To Exit Boston Symphony Orchestra

Levine To Exit Boston Symphony Orchestra

Levine To Exit Boston Symphony Orchestra
Nine-time GRAMMY-winning conductor James Levine will resign as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra after a seven-season tenure, effective Sept. 1. Levine, who has won five GRAMMY Awards for Best Opera Recording, became the BSO's 14th music director in 2004 and the first American conductor to serve in that capacity. The BSO will organize a search committee to find a new music director. (3/3)

Apple Unveils IPad 2
On March 2 Apple unveiled the second generation of its iPad — the iPad 2 — featuring new accessories, software and apps. Designed specifically for the iPad, the GarageBand app will feature a variety of touch-screen instruments, various guitar amps and effects and more than 250 pre-recorded loops, and will allow for 8-track recording integrable with the Mac version of the software. The iPad 2 will also feature a new iOS that will support iTunes Home Sharing and improvements to the AirPlay wireless technology, allowing users to stream apps or video to connected TVs. The device will be available March 11 in the United States and March 25 internationally, with prices starting at $499 for the 16GB model. (3/3)

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