Oregon goes for Austrian

Oregon goes for Austrian


norman lebrecht

February 10, 2021

The Oregon Symphony Orchestra has named David Danzmayr as its next music director, starting this summer.

Danzmayr, 41, has promised to bring a diverse package of guest artists including Nathalie Joackim, Gabriela Lena Frank, Simone Lamsma and Johannes Moser.

He is presently with the Zagreb Philharmonic.



  • A.L. says:

    For a city so obsessed with diversity and inclusivity, it surprises that the orchestra didn’t hire someone less obvious.

  • Really, really fine conductor. Oregon will do well with this appointment.

  • Yuan says:

    Awesome choice!

  • sabrinensis says:

    Diverse: judging by the above names, I don’t think the word “diverse” means what he thinks it means.

    • BruceB says:

      Maybe just not what we are accustomed to it meaning in this country. Geographically and in terms of what they do, it is a fairly diverse group for a classical organization.

  • drummerman says:

    Also with Pro Music Chamber Orchestra (Columbus, Ohio.)

  • Christopher Purdy says:

    He’s a marvelous conductor. Lucky Oregon.

  • Madeline says:

    He is also with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio and has just signed a contract with them also to take him through the 2025-2026 seasons. He is very highly thought of here.

  • Patricia says:

    Given that Portland is one of the cities held captive by BLM/Antifa I doubt many people will be flocking to the opera or symphony even when it is ‘safe’ to re-open.And the government is completely corrupt. Other than that, Mrs Lincoln…

    • Westfan says:

      As a Portland resident, I beg to differ. But if you wish to keep your line of thinking, I cannot stop you. Sad……

      • PFmus says:

        Patricia is one of the sites most notable trolls. It would be well not to feed her (or it?)

        • Westfan says:

          I get it, but since I actually live here I felt I had to speak up. The Symphony plays in the most beautiful old theater, it’s a pleasure to hear them and I am looking forward to attending concerts again there, AC(after Covid.) We also have an independent, not for profit classical radio station here. There are two chamber music series here and a solo piano series as well. So yes, classical music is well supported here in this city and the surrounding metropolitan area. Beautiful photos of the hall here, “Moorish revival architecture”- it’s quite stunning inside!

    • Greg Bottini says:

      You are delusional, Patricia.

  • JussiB says:

    This just goes to show the American woke leftism culture is made up of clueless white folks who presume to know what the minorities want and try to shove their agenda down your throat — by inciting the minorities and engaging in violent street demonstrations. Scary thing is American woke-ism is spreading to Europe and threatening to destroy their society.