The Windsor Symphony will maintain a strong Masterworks series for the 2015-16 season, the Windsor Star reports. Among the highlights are a festival devoted to Mozart and a concert version of La Boheme.
Winners in the classical music categories at the Grammy Awards included the St. Louis Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and violinist Hilary Hahn, New York Public Radio's WQXR reports.
Next week the Berlin Philharmonic begins a residency in London, the Economist reports, including chamber concerts and a workshop with young musicians. The headline events will be a full cycle of the Sibelius symphonies and two performances of Mahler's 2nd Symphony, paired with German modernist composer Helmut Lachenmann.
National Arts Centre Orchestra principal cellist Amanda Forsyth will resign from the orchestra to pursue solo and chamber music opportunities, the Ottawa Citizen reports. Pinchas Zukerman, who is married to Forsyth, is also in his last season as NACO's music director.
Eleven years into his tenure as Symphony Nova Scotia music director, Bernhard Gueller remains popular with musicians and audiences, the Cape Breton Post reports. Gueller began his career as a successful cellist.
Toronto Symphony resident conductor Earl Lee, another cellist-turned-maestro, was profiled last weekend by the Globe and Mail. Five years after a diagnosis of focal dystonia ended his playing career, Lee made his official debut with the TSO last Saturday.
Quebec-native Marie-Hélène Bernard has been appointed president and CEO of the St. Louis Symphony, the Post Dispatch reports. Bernard previously led Boston's Handel and Haydn Society.
Alan Gilbert will end his term as the New York Philharmonic's music director with the 2016-17 season, the New York Times reports. Gilbert will have led the NY Phil for eight seasons; his decision was largely based on the scheduled construction of a new hall, which won't be completed until 2021 at the earliest.
Compiled by Matt Heller, OCSM 1st VP. http://ocsm-omosc.org/index.php.