Orchestra Digest: January 15th

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This week: An end to the MinnOrch lockout, positive numbers in Buffalo and San Antonio, and Vancouver's new festival. Here are orchestra stories we're following....
  • The Minnesota Orchestra will return to work on February 1st, ending a 15-month lockout. The Minnesota Public Radio and the Minneapolis Star Tribune covered the MinnOrch's new 3-year agreement, and reactions from all sides. It is still unclear whether Osmo Vanska might return as music director. 
  • The Buffalo Philharmonic reported a balanced budget and rising contributions in 2012-13; the Buffalo News detailed the positive numbers.  
  • The San Antonio Symphony also posted a small surplus in 2012-13, helped by advance ticket sales. The San Antonio Express-News reported on the Symphony's finances. 
  • The Vancouver Symphony launches its inaugural New Music Festival this weekend; the Georgia Straight interviews music director Bramwell Tovey, who also started Winnipeg's New Music Festival. 
  • While Hamilton Opera is ending operations, tickets for its cancelled performances will be honoured by the Hamilton Philharmonic, the Hamilton Spectator reported
Compiled by Matt Heller, Calgary Philharmonic and OCSM Past President. Sources include the discussion groups of ICSOM and ROPA. Visit OCSM online at: http://ocsm-omosc.org/index.php
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