The maestro with five orchestras – no, just fourmain
When Rossen Milanov was named last month as the next music director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, we assumed he’d be giving up his ensemble at Princeton to take the Ohio job. A polite note from Columbus corrected that misapprehension: on the contrary, Mr Milanov, 49, planned to maintain his Princeton commitment, as well as his jobs at the Symphony in C at Camden, New Jersey, and the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias in Spain. Our eyebrows rose a little higher.
This morning they shot right up through our vanishing hairline on learning, from our friend Mary Kunz Goldman in Buffalo, that the busy Bulgarian has added a fifth band to his bulging lunch pack.
Rossen Milanov has been named music director of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, in upstate New York, starting next July. He said: ‘I am very excited and honored to be collaborating with the musicians of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, to catalyze the artistic growth, introduce new ideas, diversify the programming and connect with all of the Chautauqua community in a meaningful and inspiring way.’
Thinks: If it’s Wednesday, this must be Chautauqua…
We wonder what they’re thinking in Columbus.