This week: Turf battles in London, bloggers on Minnesota, Adaptistration reviews orchestra websites, and a riotous anniversary. Here are stories we're following....
- Early this week, a war of words erupted concerning the funding and future of Orchestra London. Don Jones, who manages Centennial Hall under a contract with the city, blasted the orchestra's request for information and called for city councillors to withdraw funding, the London Free Press reports.
- London city councillors responded to the Free Press, pointing out that the funding is actually a line of credit, which the city is bound by contract to continue through 2014.
- Emily Hogstad, who blogs at Song of the Lark, contributed a commentary on MinnPost questioning the fiscal performance of Minnesota Orchestra's board and management. Conductor Bill Eddins, who blogs at Sticks and Drones, also posted recently about the Minnesota Orchestra situation and how it might have turned out differently.
- Adaptistration, the blog of orchestra consultant Drew McManus, reviews orchestra websites in the United States and Canada, with an eye to responsive design.
- And this week marks the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. NPR's Deceptive Cadence spent the week covering the Rite, its many forms and devotees.
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...
This week: Boston's new music director; Edmonton launches a Sistema; triumphs for the Canadian Opera Company; and the fallout in the Twin Cities.