Monday Morning Classical News Round-up

Musicians warm up on the stage of Detroit's Symphony Hall. The Orchestra's President, Anne Parsons, has reached an agreement to stay on for another 3 years.(Photo: Maia C (flickr))
Musicians warm up on the stage of Detroit's Symphony Hall. The Orchestra's President, Anne Parsons, has reached an agreement to stay on for another 3 years.(Photo: Maia C (flickr))

Good morning! Here are a few stories you might have missed this weekend:

Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas Says Farewell

Another orchestra falls on hard times. The fledgling Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas announced on Friday that it would be suspending operations.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra President Renews Contract

Detroit Symphony Orchestra president Anne Parsons has struck a deal to stay on for another three years. Parsons was the target of much ire from musicians during the Symphony’s recent strike when many blamed her for the orchestra’s fiscal troubles.

Primrose International Viola Competition Chooses Winner

Ayane Kozasa takes first place at the annual Primrose International Viola Competition. Watch a video of her final performance with the New Mexico Chamber Orchestra.

Choreographer Jody Oberfelder Interprets Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale is a work that lends itself well to frequent re-interpretation (including a recent local production). Another recent setting of the work by choreographer Jody Oberfelder brings the work into the modern day with references to political campaigns and iPods.

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