Wild man of the north grabs new jobmain
The irrepressible Leif Segerstam has been appointed principal guest conductor of Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, in Denmark. Stand by for storms.
Leif, 74, composer of 316 symphonies, is prone to concert outbursts (watch here) and generally to conduct matters in his own inimitable way.
Aarhus, a quiet place, has recovered from financial difficulties under music director Marc Soustrot and chief exec Kristian Rahbek Knudsen, and is now the first orchestra in Denmark with a proper fundraising operation. The fiery Finn will give them profile.