More gaps appear in the New York Philharmonic
Apart from losing president and two v-ps in the course of a week, the New York Phil appears to be shedding administrative talent, especially in the fund-raising sector. Here’s the current list of recent opening positions: President Senior VP of Institutional Advancement Vice President of Artistic Planning Senior Director of Development Development Officer Director Corporate […]
Canada loses its last record-store chain
HMV has gone into receivership, with stores to close by April 3, 2017, reports MusicalToronto. Don’t blame the owners. When was the last time you bought a record?
Young maestro, 27, is named principal guest
The BBC Philharmonic in Manchester has given a title to the sought-after Ben Gernon. Details here.
Cleveland scraps key post in executive job-share
The Cleveland Orchestra has been looking for a general manager ever since Jennifer Barlament quit a year ago to be exec director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Today they gave up the search. The general manager’s job is abolished. Duties will be shared between artistic planning chief Mark Williams (pic) and Julie Kim, head of operations. Details […]
Starbucks: We want to hire more refugees
From a Howard Schultz message to Starbucks partners: We have a long history of hiring young people looking for opportunities and a pathway to a new life around the world. This is why we are doubling down on this commitment by working with our equity market employees as well as joint venture and […]
Why I walked out on the Chicago Symphony
From an entertaining memoir by Nathan Cole, associate concertmaster of the LA Philharmonic: The following day, I moved back to my assigned seat near the back of the second violins. I began marking some fingerings in the toughest passages. Since I was sitting on the audience side, or the “outside” of the stand, […]
British composer is barred by Trump from seeing her opera
Soosan Lolavar, British born to an Iranian father, holds dual UK and Iranian citizenship. Last year, she won a Fulbright scholarship to study Iranian music at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University. She has an opera, titled ID Please, which will be staged there in April. Soosan was planning to return to the US next week, but […]
Clarinetist is arrested for playing klezmer on Dutch train
Nathan Dillen boarded an Amsterdam train on Friday, heading home to Kampen, and thought he might entertain the commuters with a few klezmer melodies on his clarinet. It was an amazing performance, reports passenger Maarten Sipma. But the train guard disagreed. He called the police, who boarded the train at Almere and, despite protests from […]
CAMI signs barqoue conductor
Doug Sheldon and Stefana Atlas have taken on Jeannette Sorrell, founder of Apollo’s Fire, for global management. Very different from the usual kind of Cami conductor.
There’s a Fanny Mendelssohn Prize. It is judged by men
Suppressed throughout her short life by her famous brother, forgotten for the next century, Fanny Mendelssohn never got a real crack at posterity. To address the injustice, a kind lady from Hamburg, Heide Schwarzweller, organised a competition in Fanny’s name with a 10,000 Euro prize and a recording on Genuin Classics. This year’s prize was won […]