Esa Pekka SalonenSF Symphony's next MD; Yannick takes over at Met; positive financial reports from COC, NBO, and KWS; winter new music in Winnipeg, & more.
Toronto Mendelssohn ChoirMisconduct investigations lead to high-profile dismissals in Cleveland, New York, and Toronto; new opera productions test boundaries; signs of success and a healthy surplus at the Toronto Symphony; and a significant donation to Orchestre Metropolitain interrupts a live Yannick interview. Read more about the week's most notable stories in orchestral news.
 
Photo: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
 
 

Lyric Opera rally

The latest from the Lyric Opera of Chicago strike, plus composers, creators, and pathbreaking musicians in the news. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Conductor Gustavo Gimeno, photo by Anne Dokter

News from the Canadian orchestral scene and beyond, compiled by OCSM 1st VP Matt Heller. This week, more conductor news than you can wave a baton at, including the long-awaited appointment of the Toronto Symphony's next music director, Gustavo Gimeno (pictured here). 

 

 

 

 

 

taxThe Canadian Arts Coalition has created a Committee on Taxation and the Artist in partnership with many NASO organizations including CARFAC, IMAA, and the Canadian Dance Assembly.