Alan Gilbert to head Germany’s NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra

“Alan Gilbert, the departing music director of the New York Philharmonic, announced Friday that he would be the next chief conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, whose striking new $843 million concert hall overlooking Hamburg’s harbor opened earlier this year,” writes Michael Cooper in Friday’s (6/23) New York Times....

June 24, 2017
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Naples Philharmonic names Radu Paponiu assistant conductor

“Radu Paponiu, an experienced educational conductor and violinist with extensive chamber experience, will be the new assistant conductor of the Naples Philharmonic and director of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra,” writes Harriet Howard Heithaus in Wednesday’s (6/21) Naples Daily News (Florida)....

Bangor Symphony to move offices to historic downtown space

“It will be a homecoming of sorts when the Bangor Symphony Orchestra returns to the Nichols Block in September, becoming the first tenant in the space since its purchase last year,” writes Emily Burnham in Wednesday’s (6/21) Bangor Daily News (Maine)....

Mainly Mozart festival’s wedding-themed concert in Miami

“The organizers of Miami’s 24th Mainly Mozart festival understand the joys and shortcomings of the wedding ritual and have selected works for this year’s finale that will present the celebration with all its quirks,” writes Sean Erwin in Wednesday’s (6/21) Miami Herald....

In Vermont, a Brahms performance honoring Somali refugee community

In Thursday’s (6/22) Rutland Herald (Vermont), Jim Lowe reports on a concert last Saturday in Colchester, Vermont, in which area amateur musicians performed Brahms’s German Requiem with the Green Mountain Mahler Festival orchestra and chorus.... 

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Who's In?

Artistic: Omaha Symphony

The Omaha Symphony has named ENRICO LOPEZ-YAÑEZ assistant conductor, through the 2018-19 season. Lopez-Yañez previously held the title of conducting fellow at the orchestra....

Administrative: Salisbury Symphony Orchestra

JAMES DANE HARVEY has been appointed executive director of North Carolina’s Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, effective June 1....

Administrative: Long Beach Symphony

The Long Beach Symphony in Orange County, California, has announced a three-year contract extension for Executive Director KELLY LUCERA....

Artistic: Miami Symphony Orchestra

Florida’s Miami Symphony Orchestra has announced a five-year contract extension for Music Director and Conductor EDUARDO MARTURET, through 2022....

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Industry Buzz

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra partners with artist and tech-marketing company

David Johns, a cellist in the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, is part of a new partnership between the orchestra and the digital marketing agency Isobar....

Astral 2017 audition winners: harp, flute, trombone, piano, and two cellists

Philadelphia-based Astral Artists, which specializes in developing the early careers of classical musicians, has announced six winners of its 2017 National Auditions....

St. Louis Symphony’s Gemma New and an 11-year-old conductor hopeful

The St. Louis Symphony maintains a blog entitled “Stories from Backstage,” where recently eleven-year-old musician Madeline De Geest revealed that she is interested in becoming a conductor after seeing a 2016 performance by the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra led by SLSO Resident Conductor Gemma New....

Tanglewood Institute 2017: new strings and composition programs for teens

This year’s Boston University Tanglewood Institute summer season is now underway through August 12 at Tanglewood and on the BUTI campus in Lenox, Massachusetts....

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Help Yourself

Check out 2017 Conference highlights and photos!

The League of American Orchestras’ 2017 National Conference in Detroit may be over—but the excitement and great content continue at the post-Conference website....

Welcoming summer with “Make Music”

Make Music, a free celebration of music around the world on June 21, the summer solstice, was launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique. Ten years ago, the festival crossed the Atlantic ...

Donating instrument strings for young musicians

As every musician knows, strings on stringed instruments wear out. And while professional musicians discard their used strings when they are no longer at peak performance, aspiring musicians in underprivileged schools often are unable to practice because they cannot afford to replace broken strings....

League members: take advantage of the best resources on board governance and fundraising!

To share the latest research and best ideas with its members, the League of American Orchestras partners with groups such as BoardSource, a highly respected national organization...

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