This week: the MinnOrch takes Havana, hackers take over an orchestra, and a legal reversal in BC. Here are stories we're following...
The Calgary Philharmonic announced its 2015-16 season, the Calgary Herald reports, including a festival of fairy tales and legends, expanded forays into new and familiar venues, and a healthy dose of Brahms and Mahler.
Saskatchewan conferred its highest honour, the Order of Merit, on departing Regina Symphony music director Victor Sawa, the Leader-Post reports. Sawa just completed his 18th season as RSO music director.
The Court of Appeal of British Columbia has overturned the provincial Supreme Court's ruling last year, which set aside the AFM's trusteeship of the Vancouver Musicians' Association (Local 145). The AFM website celebrated the decision, though it's not yet clear whether the trusteeship will resume.
The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony is staging a "hackathon" next weekend, Communitech reports, and challenging tech-savvy music lovers to #HackTheOrchestra. Music director Edwin Outwater considers what that might mean, and the parallels between coding and music-making.
And the Windsor Symphony announced a major donation from the Ursuline Sisters of Chatham, a Catholic order that operated a long-standing music school in the region, the Windsor Star reports.
Compiled by Matt Heller, OCSM 1st VP. http://ocsm-omosc.org/index.php. Visit OCSM on Facebook, or tweet us @ocsm-omosc.