Maestro move: Swiss orch names new chief

Our copains at resmusica report a new music director at the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana (OSI) in Lugano. The German conductor Markus Poschner, 43, will become music director. Vladimir Ashkenazy remains principal guest conductor. Poschner is presently Generalmusikdirektor in Bremen. Ashkenazy will conduct the opening of the town’s new hall in September.

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photo (c) Marco Borggreve

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  • One can hear and see him work with this orchestra in a live tonight 19:30 hours GMT:

    http://www.worldconcerthall.com/en/schedule/weill_prokofiev_with_pogostkina_and_haydns_drumroll_from_lugano/18666/

    Alina Pogostkina, violin, and the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana conducted by Markus Poschner perform:

    WEILL: The Threepenny Opera Orchestral Suite.

    PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major Op. 19.

    HAYDN: Symphony No. 103 in E flat major Hob. I:103, ‘Drumroll’.

    In case they won’t post the video link: rsi.ch/live-streaming/cultura/

    More details in Italian and the libretto can be found here: http://www.rsi.ch/speciali/cultura/concerti-auditorio/programma-osi/Carta-bianca-a-Markus-Poschner—La-quarta-parete-3184438.html

  • Still incorrect. If Poschner were succeeding anyone, it would be Alain Lombard, who was de facto Music Director of the OSI for many years. Poschner is to be made Music Director, and Ashkenazy will remain Principal Guest Conductor.

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