Michele Mariotti
c) Gennari

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has named Italian conductor Michele Mariotti, 42, the company’s new music director. Mariotti will assume the new position in November 2022 with an initial four-year contract. Current Music Director Daniele Gatti will end his tenure on Dec, 31, 2021.

More than 50 young musicians from all over Europe will meet in Santander from 2 July onwards, to take part in the 20th edition of the Santander Encounter of Music and Academy. During a month, they will work in the classroom and will share the stage within a program that, as always, will cover a large international repertoire. Read More →

Sinfonieorchester Liechtenstein

ICMA and the Sinfonieorchester Liechtenstein present a spectacular Award Ceremony Gala on Sunday 27 June at the Vaduzersaal in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. The  Gala will be available for free to wider audiences via livestream on http://www.kulmag.live/. To be able to follow the streaming, you must register for free. Read More →

Canadian ensemble Tafelmusik announced the death of its Music Director Emerita Jeanne Lamon, who passed away in Victoria, British Columbia, yesterday at age 71. Read More →

Der italienischer Dirigent Giacomo Zani ist in Casalmaggiore, seiner Heimatstadt, an den bei einem Autounfall erlittenen Verletzungen gestorben, berichten italienische Medien. Er wurde 89 Jahre alt. Read More →

The Kimmel Center and The Philadelphia Orchestra today announced that the two organizations are joining forces to form a new parent company, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc. Read More →

This week’s Karajanist Community Letter is about Beethoven’s Pastorale which Karajan conducted a lot, also in Moscow, where it was taped by Melodiya. Read More →

Marco Pütz

Das Philharmonische Orchester Cottbus hat unter der Leitung von GMD Alexander Merzyn im Staatstheater Musik des luxemburgischen Komponisten Marco Pütz aufgenommen. Putz war selber bei den Aufnahmen seiner Werke zugegen. Zum ersten Mal wird damit ein Großteil des Orchesterschaffens von Marco Pütz zusammenhängend dokumentiert. Read More →

Edward Gardner
Photo:B. Ealovega

The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra has announced that Chief Conductor Edward Gardner, a 46-year-old Brit, is extending his contract with the orchestra for one additional year, until July 2024. He has hold this position since 2015. Gardner was recently appointed Principal Conductor Designate of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with his tenure commencing in September 2021.

Louis Langrée
(c) Benoît Limero

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has announced that Louis Langrée will not seek to renew his contract beyond the conclusion of the 2023-24 season, his eleventh as the Orchestra’s Music Director. Read More →

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