Glendale Symphony signs Tjeknavorian to temporary contract

Posted on: August 12, 2010

In Thursday’s (8/12) Glendale News-Press (California), Melanie Hicken reports that the Glendale Symphony Orchestra “has inked a temporary deal with an internationally-renowned conductor ahead of what the organization hopes will be a more long-term contract, officials said Tuesday. Representatives for the orchestra said they hope to hire Loris Tjeknavorian, who has led orchestras in Vienna, London and Yerevan, to serve as musical director. Details on a proposed one-year contract are still being worked out, said Glenn Treibitz, president of the board of directors. In the meantime, Tjeknavorian has agreed to lead at least one performance this fall as a guest conductor, Treibitz said. … The Iranian-born conductor led the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra from 1989 through 2000, according to his website, and has conducted performances in more than a dozen countries. Tuesday’s announcement comes as the Glendale Symphony continues to pursue more aggressive fundraising and planning efforts to keep the organization alive. … The Glendale Symphony is now planning a Sept. 11 fundraising event at Lexus of Glendale to introduce Tjeknavorian to the community, Treibitz said.”

Posted August 12, 2010