Orchestra Digest: May 24

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This week: Education in Edmonton, chamber music in Vancouver, remembering Dutilleux, and a preview of Orchestras Canada's National Orchestra Meetings. Here's what we're following...
  • The Edmonton Journal reports on the ESO's new Sistema program, announced last week. The 3-year program will launch in September and include about 20 students, with plans to expand. 
  • This weekend the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players close their first season with performances of Bartok, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich, the Vancouver Sun reports.
  • Metropolitan Opera has dismantled its resident ballet company, the New York Times reports. The company's 8 remaining dancers, represented by the American Guild of Musical Artists, accepted buyout packages. 
  • And information about this summer's OCSM Conference, August 14-18th in Saskatoon, are now posted online. Our keynote speaker will be Drew McManus, and we'll feature panel discussions on the future of symphonic media, preventing labour/management problems, and other topics. 
Compiled by OCSM President Matt Heller. Sources include the discussion groups of ICSOM and ROPA. Visit OCSM online at: http://ocsm-omosc.org/index.php
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