Canaries call in Slatkin for stabilityNews
The orchestra of Gran Canaria has announced a continuity plan after a turbulent few years.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, June 15th 2022. The President of the Cabildo Government of Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, has announced today that it has decided to extend Karel Mark Chichon’s contract as Chief Conductor & Artistic Director for a further two more seasons, that is, until July 2025, given the highly successful artistic partnership between the British conductor and the orchestra and so as to give continuity to the orchestra’s promising artistic goals.
At the same time, Karel Mark Chichon also announced today the appointment of Leonard Slatkin as the new Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria for the next three years. In so doing, Chichon announced his intention that Slatkin’s tenure will go hand in hand with his own mandate, both of which will end in July 2025.