Latest leaks from the unstable orchestra suggest they will offer the former music director a reduced role as principal guest conductor.
Osmo’s not bothered. He’s thinking about raising the next generation of musicians in South Africa.
Osmo Vänskä for the South African National Youth Orchestra’s 50th Birthday
Osmo Vänskä conducting the South African National Youth Orchestra for their 50th Birthday! Surely nothing can outclass this on the 2014 South African orchestral calendar. Rarely do South African audiences experience a conductor of this calibre in live performance. Add the green-and-gold National Youth Orchestra with a large alumni core performing alongside them and a treat is in store.
Performances, generously sponsored by Sasol, will be on Saturday 6 December in Cape Town and Sunday 7 December in Johannesburg.