The Chicago Symphony Orchestra says it agreed to a three-year contract with its musicians union on a deal to replace the last agreement, now expiring. The deal must be ratified by the CSO board of trustees and the orchestra members in the Chicago Federation of Musicians. The CSO said details of the deal will be released after ratification.

Georges Lentz
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Als europäische Erstaufführung  erklang am Freitag in der Luxemburger Philharmonie das Violinkonzert ‘…to beam in distant heavens…’ des in Australien lebenden luxemburgischen Komponisten Georges Lentz, ein Auftragswerk des Luxemburg Philharmonic und des Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Alain Steffen berichtet. Read More →

Kernstücke des Repertoires standen auf dem Programm, das die Schüler der Klasse von Ana Chumachenco in Vaduz boten. Ihr Partner am Klavier war Federico Bosco. Guy Engels berichtet. Read More →

Dies haben die Münchner Philharmoniker heute Nachmittag getwittert. Es ist ergötzlich! « Liebe Deutsche Bahn, wir sind noch immer sprachlos, auch drei Tage danach: was ist bloß los mit Dir? Read More →

A Naples court has reinstated Stéphane Lissner with immediate effect as General Administrator and Artistic Director of the local Teatro San Carlo, but Carlo Fuortes, the new Director installed by the Meloni government, does not want to give up his position and is waiting for an appeal ruling to confirm the ousting of the Frenchman. Read More →

The Azrieli Foundation launched its Azrieli Music, Arts and Culture Centre (AMACC)  in Montréal. According to the Foundation, « AMACC will be a catalyst, key funder and strategic partner in creating a resilient, impactful and connected arts sector. It will deepen the Foundation’s work to discover, elevate, and amplify creative voices and grant broader access to meaningful arts experiences. » Read More →

26-year-old French pianist Alexandre Kantorow has been named the recipient of the 2024 Gilmore Artist Award. This was announced today by Dr. Pierre van der Westhuizen, Executive and Artistic Director of the Irving S. Gilmore International Piano Festival. Read More →

Teatro alla Scala, Milano

Die Wiederernennung des Intendanten des Theaters San Carlo in Neapel, Stéphane Lissner, könnte auch für die Mailänder Scala neue Perspektiven eröffnen. Darüber wird zurzeit in der italienischen Presse spekuliert. Read More →

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has reached a two-year contract agreement with its musicians, represented by Local 8 of the American Federation of Musicians. It brings not onléy financial benefiots to the musicians, but also creates possibilities for change in the MSO’s audition process for hiring new orchestra players. Read More →

Gustavo Dudamel

Incoming music director Gustavo Dudamel,42, will conduct the New York Philharmonic at its spring gala on April 24, the orchestra said in a news release as it announced a $40 million gift from co-chairman Oscar L. Tang and wife Agnes Hsu-Tang that will endow Dudamel’s position. Read More →

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