Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Nelsons Adds the Leipzig Gewandaus Orchestra

Talk about surprises: I had not realized that Riccardo Chailly was leaving the legendary Leipzig Gewandaus Orchestra (founded in 1743!) until I woke up this morning and found that Andris Nelsons had been appointed to the post, starting in 2017.

The BSO and LGO will collaborate on all sorts of things, including commissions. This is very exciting for all, I'm sure.

Updated list of open spots:
  • New York Philharmonic
  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • City of Birmingham SO (Rumors of Edward Gardner)
  • Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Milwaukee Symphony
  • Hong Kong Philharmonic
  • Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
  • San Diego Symphony
  • Orchestra Nationale de France
  • Vienna Staatsoper / VPO

And closed:
  • Leipzig Gewandhaus: Andris Nelsons appointed, 9/9/105
  • LSO: Simon Rattle appointed, 3/2/2015
  • Orchestra de Paris: Daniel Harding, 6/11/2015
  • Berlin Philharmonic: Kirill Petrenko appointed, 6/22/2015
  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Dausgaard succeeds Donald Runnicles in September, 2016

1 comment:

Henry Holland said...

Maybe Donald Runnicles can come back to the San Francisco Opera?

The conducting situation in London is interesting. Rattle at the LSO, Vladimir Jurowski is at the LPO until at least 2018 and Salonen is at the Philharmonia until 2017. Gustavo Dudamel is at the LAP until 2022, so no chance of Salonen coming back. :-( :-(

Any rumors about who will take the New York Philharmonic job? Avery Fisher Hall (aka David Geffen Hall) is apparently going to be gutted in the next few years for another (futile) attempt to improve the acoustics, I doubt that anyone high profile would want the job until that's completed.