Just in: Omaha picks minority music directormain
The Omaha Symphony has chosen Ankush Kumar Bahl as its next music director, starting in 2021-2022 for an unusually long seven-year term. The deal was negotiated by Columbia Artists.
Bahl, who is US born and of Indian origin, has been an assistant to Jaap van Zweden at the New York Philharmonic. Before that, he assisted Christoph Eschenbach in Washington DC.
He is 43 years old.
And before anyone asks, why the headline? Because it’s so damned unusual for a US orch to go non-white.