Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Stop the presses!

Philharmonia Northwest Local conductor and composer Roupen Shakarian has resigned as music director of Philharmonia Northwest after 24 years at the podium. Shakarian began conducting the chamber orchestra in 1986, and helped shape the ensemble’s tradition of highlighting fine musicians from the Pacific Northwest as guest artists and showcasing new works by local composers. A search for a new conductor is currently underway. Philharmonia Northwest will continue to present concerts in the 2010/11 season, featuring exceptional guest artists and programming which includes much-loved standards as well as distinctive lesser-known works. Specific programming details for the upcoming season will be announced in August.

Seattle Symphony has chosen a new Artistic Director Ludovic Morlot.
I'm pleased even thought I WAS hoping for a cabernet.

Seattle Phil is also looking for a new trail boss.

Exciting times in musicland by the sound. (sound, like music is sound and Seattle is situated on the creosote drenched shores of Puget sound.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Lane!!
The furry beast in the pic is probablya better conductor than most humans claiming that profession; sign it (sex unknown -- but that's true of many human maestri, too) up for >1 local orchestra in search!!! Hopefully, it will program some of your very deserving music!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2:27 PM  
Blogger kransberg-talvi said...

What's a trail boss?

7:56 PM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

I speak metaphorically;
Trail boss is the leader of an expedition.
In cowboy movies, he's the guy who says load 'em up, move 'em out, and that sort of thing.
Translated into music speak;
Trail = Concert.
Boss = Master.

Also when I ride with someone much faster than I am (Cindy Klettke)
I refer to her as trail boss because all I can do is follow.

Why don't you take over the Phil NW?

10:18 AM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

Trail = Artistic
Boss = Director

10:27 AM  

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