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.)