The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra in Ohio (between Pittsburgh and Cleveland) has named Sergey Bogza its new music director. Bogza will officially begin his initial 3-year term on July 1. Read More →

Der Cellist Alban Gerhardt und der Komponist und Musikvermittler Mathias Hinke übernehmen gemeinsam die künstlerische Leitung des Jugendorchesterfestivals Young Euro Classic in Berlin. Sie sind die Nachfolger des verstorbenen Dieter Rexroth.

Daniele Gatti
Photo: Marco dos Santos

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra announced its 2024/25 season line-up, presenting internationally renowned conductors and soloists. Outgoing Music Director Jaap van Zweden’s position will nit be filled immediately, but the orchestra says that Italian conductor Daniele Gatti, 62, has been appointed as the HK Phil’s Artistic Partner.

Taich iFukumura
(c) Ang Gao

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra (ISO) announced the appointment of Japanese American conductor Taichi Fukumura as Music Director effective July 1, 2024. Taichi Fukumura is the Second Prize Winner of The Mahler Competition 2023 and a four-time recipient of the Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award 2021-2024.

The Artis Quartett in Vienna, Peter Schuhmayer, 1st Violin, Johannes Meissl, 2nd Violin, Herbert Kefer, Viola and Othmar Müller,Violoncello, has announced on Facebook that they will play their last concert in 2025: « We think it is time to officially announce that the members of the Artis Quartet have decided to disband after a long and prosperous career of 45 years at the end of 2025! We are looking forward to play for our audiences until the very final and last bar! »

Giulio Cilona
(c) Barbara Rigon

The Opéra national de Lorraine in Nancy, France, has announced the appointment of Belgian-American conductor Giulio Cilona as First Guest Conductor from the 2024-2025 season. Read More →

Carlisle Floyd in rehearsal.
Photo courtesy of Houston Grand Opera archives

The newly formed Carlisle Floyd Centennial has announced an initiative to celebrate American composer Carlisle Floyd (1926-2021) with international productions, concerts, events, programs, and performances leading up to the 100th anniversary of his birth, June 11, 2026 and continuing that entire season. Read More →

French orchestra Les Siècles is punished for having a conductor who is accused of sexual harassment. A Korean organizer just cancelled a concert on November 17, which should have been part of an Asian tour of Les Siècles. So far it is not clear if the rest of the tour is also cancelled. Read More →

Die Jury des Concours de Genève in der Kategorie Komposition tagte 4 in Genf unter dem Vorsitz des Komponisten Pascal Dusapin. Von den 82 eingereichten Partituren wurden 18 ausgewählt und eingehend geprüft, aus denen anschließend drei Finalisten ermittelt wurden: der in München lebende Brasilianer Caio de Azevedo (30), der Schweizer Léo Albisetti (26) sowie der Südkoreaner Sang-Min Ryu (24). Read More →

After the flood disaster of early May, the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra is still not able to perform and has canceled the performances scheduled for June. Among the performances was Puccini’s opera La Bohème, which was to be staged at the end of the month at the Theatro São Pedro. Read More →

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