Last week, the tireless Norman Lebrecht posted on his blog that yet another young Venezuelan conductor has gotten a European orchestral post: Christian Vasquez is going to the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Norway. Vasquez is another product of the El Sistema training system that spawned Gustavo Dudamel; and El Sistema and Dudamel are among the most hallowed names in the classical music world these days, evoking the ever-popular idea of making the world better through classical music on the one hand, and young star power on the other.
I have received the following letter from Roberto Minczuk, music director of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra.Dear Norman Lebrecht, After hearing and reading many untruthful letters and messages mostly on the internet, it is very im... Read Post
Paavo Järvi, conductor laureate of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, has added another orchestra to his titles. On Friday, it was announced that he will become chief conductor of the NHK Symphony in Japan at the start of the 2015-1... Read Post