This week: Canadian Opera Company visits Brooklyn, gala offers hope for NYC Opera, and re-thinking concert halls in London. Here are stories we're following...
London's city council scrapped a proposal for a new concert hall brought by Music London, an organization associated with the now-defunct Orchestra London, the Free Press reports. A report by Toronto consulting firm Novita helped seal the deal, while also suggesting steps for a future concert hall proposal.
New Yorker reporter James B. Stewart covers recent contract battles and financial questions at the Metropolitan Opera, in an extended piece focused on the Met's polarizing general manager, Peter Gelb.
We don't usually post reviews here, but the Canadian Opera Company's tour to Brooklyn was covered by the Wall Street Journal and New York Times last week - and both agreed that its production of Handel's Semele with sumo wrestlers was a triumph.
The Victoria Symphony celebrates its 75th anniversary next season, with guests to include Yo-Yo Ma and the Naden Band, Victoria News reports.
Langrée extension, and Wallace Foundation studies audiences
Compiled by Matt Heller, OCSM 1st VP. http://ocsm-omosc.org/index.php.