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‘Maverick’ conductor Yoshikazu Fukumura finds a home with Philippine orchestra – The Japan Times says:

The Japan Times
'Maverick' conductor Yoshikazu Fukumura finds a home with Philippineorchestra
The Japan Times
MANILA – At the start of this month, Yoshikazu Fukumura took up the post of music director for the Philippine PhilharmonicOrchestra, whose sound he describes as unique in Asia. The 69-year-old native of Tokyo, considered something of a maverick in the …

Zajac takes permanent role as Genesee Symphony Orchestra conductor – The Daily News Online says:

Zajac takes permanent role as Genesee SymphonyOrchestraconductor
The Daily News Online
BATAVIA — Any concern that S. Shade Zajac felt about conducting Genesee SymphonyOrchestraperformers four decades his senior washed away quickly in his turn as a guest conductor last fall. “We started the first rehearsal and immediately started …
Young conductor picked for Genesee SymphonyOrchestra13WHAM-TV
S. Shade ZajacThe Batavian

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Cleveland Orchestra offers revelations on night of works by Czech masters (review) – (blog) says: (blog)
ClevelandOrchestraoffers revelations on night of works by Czech masters (review) (blog)
By MARK SATOLA. CLEVELAND, Ohio — What looked on paper like a standard evening at Severance Hall turned out to be a concert of revelations, as music director Franz Welser-Most led ClevelandOrchestrain premieres of Dvorak's “The Wood Dove” and …

Live from Hong Kong: The Philadelphia Orchestra – (blog) says: (blog)
Live from Hong Kong: The PhiladelphiaOrchestra (blog)
Even in our hyper-connected world, it seems something of a miracle when you can eavesdrop on happenings on the other side of the globe, and so it was twice this week when WRTI-FM carried live the first two concerts of the PhiladelphiaOrchestra'sAsian …

Yannick’s orchestra suffers subsidy cut – Slipped Disc says:

Slipped Disc
Yannick'sorchestrasuffers subsidy cut
Slipped Disc
They've just taken 10 percent off state funding for the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the country's most excitingorchestra. Subsidy over the next four years is down from 4.4 million Euros to 3.9m. The advice from the Cultural Council still requires

Review: Met Opera Orchestra Strikes an Emotional Note – New York Times says:

New York Times
Review: Met OperaOrchestraStrikes an Emotional Note
New York Times
A palpable sense of occasion hung over Carnegie Hall on Thursday evening for a MetOrchestraconcert, though it was hard to define precisely what the occasion was. It was either James Levine's penultimate outing as music director of the Metropolitan …
Levine leads METOrchestrain a moving, valedictory “Pathetique”New York Classical Review

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