One family, three principal clarinet posts in Vienna and Berlin philharmonics

“It was a family affair last January at the Musikverein, when Ernst Ottensamer and his two sons joined the Vienna Philharmonic for the world premiere of Ivan Eröd’s Triple Concerto,” writes Rebecca Schmid in Wednesday’s (5/25) International New York Times. “The work was tailor-made to the soloists, all clarinetists….

May 28, 2016
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Obituary: Gustav Meier, influential conductor and teacher, 86

“Gustav Meier, conductor emeritus of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, died this morning at his home in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he had been under hospice care for several weeks,” writes Phyllis Boros in Friday’s CTPost.com (Bridgeport, Connecticut)....

Yoko Moore retires from Cleveland Orchestra after 34 years as assistant concertmaster

“Few words, enormous impact. This, simply put, is the essence of retiring Cleveland Orchestra violinist Yoko Moore,” writes Zachary Lewis in The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) on Thursday (5/26)....

Kansas City Symphony heads to Union Station for annual celebration

“There’s no better proof that Kansas City is one of America’s most vibrant, exciting cities than the Symphony’s Celebration at the Station” held Sunday, May 29 at Union Station, writes Patrick Neas in Friday’s (5/27) Kansas City Star (Missouri)....

Spoleto Festival USA, ushering in 40th year on a grand scale

“In terms of scale and logistics, this is probably the most ambitious Spoleto Festival ever, according to John Kennedy, the festival’s resident conductor and director of orchestral activities,” writes Adam Parker in Wednesday’s (5/25) Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.)....

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Who's In?

Administrative: University of North Carolina

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has appointed EMIL J. KANG special assistant to the chancellor for the arts, effective July 1, 2016....

Artistic: Vermont Youth Orchestra

The Vermont Youth Orchestra Association has announced the appointment of EDWARD CUMMING as interim conductor, effective in August 2016....

Administrative: Georgia Symphony

ZAC EVANS has been named education and community outreach coordinator of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, based in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta....

Administrative: Paducah Symphony

The Paducah (Ky.) Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of GINA LEEPER as development director. Her background includes over 20 years in nonprofit planning and management...

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Industry Buzz

Three music director candidates to lead Wichita Falls Symphony in 2016-17

The Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra in Texas has announced three candidates to be its next music director: Daniel Black, Fouad Fakhouri, and Darryl One....

Minnesota Orchestra adds “Bike to Orchestra Hall” initiative

Beginning this summer, the Minnesota Orchestra is offering “Bike to Orchestra Hall,” a 50 percent ticket discount for audience members who ride their bikes to concerts....

Copland House selects six emerging composers for June institute

Copland House, based at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home in Cortlandt Manor, New York, has chosen six Fellows to participate in its annual CULTIVATE emerging composers institute from June 6-12.... 

Composers announced for New Jersey Symphony’s 2016 Edward T. Cone Composition Institute

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has selected four composers for the 2016 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute....

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Help Yourself

A new BoardSource e-book, free to League members

Exceptional boards provide more than good governance; they are the impetus behind organizational progress. They see their governance role not merely as ...

Applications are now open for League of American Orchestras’ Emerging Leaders Program

The League of American Orchestras’ Emerging Leaders Program increases the leadership capabilities of high-potential, early-career orchestra executives, benefitting individuals and the orchestras they work for alike....

Overtime explained in free online sessions

Is your orchestra currently in compliance with overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act? And, how will you adapt when the proposed new federal overtime rules are finalized? The League’s partners at Independent Sector are presenting…

Smarter sooner

Get a head start on the learning curve. Come to the League’s 2016 Conference early for the pre-Conference seminars including a Seminar for New Executive Directors. Pre-Conference seminars take place June 7-9....

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