Archive | Sat, Jul 16, 2005

More On The Baltimore Music Director Search

I just read two articles from the New York Times about the apparent appointment of Marin Alsop as the new Music Director for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In order to head off some of the email I expect to receive regarding whether or not Ms. Alsop should or shouldn't be the new music director based on artistic reasons, let me reiterate that this examination has nothing to do with those issues. Instead, I'm more concerned about the process behind the search process and how much significance the BSO board places on input [...]
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Fascinating Developments In The Baltimore Music Director Search

I received a several unexpected telephone calls at the tail end of my vacation from inside sources at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Each one was about the same issue; the music director search currently underway to replace Yuri Temirkanov. I immediately realized something was up because I don't usually receive several phone calls from different individuals in the same organization on the same day unless it's fairly important and time sensitive, and this was no exception. The process behind selecting a music director is one that has been covered in this weblog [...]
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