Monday Morning Classical News Round-up
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
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.