This week: The NY Phil renames Avery Fisher Hall, new seasons launch, and Dutoit's return to Montreal. Here are stories we're following...
New seasons, agreements, and names
This week brought new season announcements from the Vancouver Symphony
(the Vancouver Sun reports
) and Symphony Nova Scotia
(the Chronicle Herald reports
). Symphony Nova Scotia
also announced a new, 5-year agreement with musicians, the Chronicle Herald reports
. The agreement includes incremental salary increases and a new, 2-week summer season, beginning in 2017.
The Regina Leader-Post
and News Talk 980 covered
the launch of the Regina Symphony
's 2015-16 season, which will be Victor Sawa
's last as the RSO's music director. Six candidates for the position will take the podium next season.
Avery Fisher Hall, the home of the New York Philharmonic
, will soon be named for David Geffen
, the NY Times reports
. The entertainment magnate donated $100 million to support major renovations of the concert hall.
The Musicians of Orchestra London
continue to perform, most recently last Sunday with Ivars Taurins and the Amabile choral festival, the Free Press reported
and the Montreal Symphony
will share a stage next season, for the first time since 2002, Global News reports
. Meanwhile, the Globe and Mail wonders
how many musicians would refuse to take part.
The Saskatoon Symphony
has named Eric Paetkau
its next music director, CBC News reports
Sir Simon Rattle
will be the next music director of the London Symphony
, the Evening Standard reports
. Rattle will take over in 2017, after a 15-year tenure with the Berlin Philharmonic
Another major music directorship is open, as Christoph Eschenbach
announced his 2017 departure from the National Symphony
, the Baltimore Sun reports
The Los Angeles Phil's star CEO, Deborah Borda, will take a sabbatical this fall to take on a residency at Harvard teaching cultural entrepreneurship, the LA Times reports.
And Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vänskä spoke to MinnPost about Sibelius, the state of his orchestra, and their upcoming tour to Cuba.
Compiled by Matt Heller, OCSM 1st VP. Sources include the discussion groups of ICSOM and ROPA. Visit OCSM online at: http://ocsm-omosc.org/index.php.