Just in: Divisive maestro withdrawsmain
The Brazilian media are reporting that Roberto Minczuk’s contract as principal conduct0r of the Brazil Symphony Orchestra (OSB) has ended. He will be known as conductor emeritus and a successor will be announced next year.
Minczuk aroused international attention four years ago when he dismissed 33 players from the orchestra and called international auditions to replace them.
The auditions were subjected to a boycott and Minczuk had to back down, but his authority was shaken and the OSB has never fulfilled its promise.