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Music briefs: Itzhak Perlman to perform with Chicago's Lyric Opera

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 12:01 am

Itzhak Perlman to make Lyric Opera debut

CHICAGO — World-famous violinist Itzhak Perlman will make his performance debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago next year.

The opera announced the performance on Monday. It will be held on April 6, when Perlman will appear in a recital with frequent collaborator and pianist Rohan De Silva.

Lyric general director Anthony Freud says the performance is part of the opera's efforts at offerings outside of the regular opera season.

CMA CEO resigns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Steve Moore, CEO of the Country Music Association and longtime board member, has resigned after nearly four years serving in the position.

Moore said in a news release on Monday that he wanted to step aside and pursue other corporate and philanthropic opportunities. The resignation was effective on Sunday. No immediate replacement has been named.

He has been on the association's board of directors since 1989 and served as president in 2008 and chairman in 2009. He served as interim CEO after former CEO Tammy Genovese resigned in December 2009.

The association said Moore was instrumental in securing a new long-term extension with the ABC Television Network, which airs the annual CMA Awards. He also created the CMA Foundation, which donates money and instruments to the Metro Nashville public school system.