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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Joana Carneiro Announces Departure From Berkeley Symphony

"Intention to step down" means "stepping down," more or less now. Here's what I have of the press release, care of a friend, because I haven't received it yet:
*Joana Carneiro announces her intent to step down as Music Director of Berkeley Symphony after nine seasons.*
Joana Carneiro, whose adventurous artistic vision and leadership has garnered both critical acclaim and audience praise, has announced that she will step down as Berkeley Symphony’s music director as of the end of the 2017-2018 season and after nine seasons at its artistic helm. Carneiro will stay on as Music Director Emerita. 
A committee has been formed to seek the next Music Director and to determine the best approach for the future of Berkeley Symphony. 
Guest conductors Ming Luke, Jonathon Heyward, Christopher Rountree, and Christian Reif have been scheduled to conduct the four symphonic concerts planned for the 2018-2019 season. Full 2018-2019 season details will be forthcoming.
Between living in Portugal and her family responsibilities (birth of triplets plus a fourth baby this year), she has been absent a lot the last couple of years. Wishing her the best, of course.

When Kent Nagano stepped down, the search process took two years and eight conductors were among the finalists. I'm in favor of bringing back William Eddins, whose program was fantastic and who had the orchestra sounding the best I have ever heard it.


Current list of known openings, which I have attempted to put in chronological order. Some of these posts must have been filled, and I will research that this weekend.
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: currently looking owing to departure of Charles Dutoit
  • Orchestre National de Lyon: open now, with Leonard Slatkin's departure
  • Opera North: open now, with Aleksandr Markovic's departure
  • Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: 2017 is Stephen Lord's final season as MD
  • Teatro Regio Turin: Open now with departure of Gianandrea Noseda 
  • Minnesota Opera: Michael Christie leaves this year 
  • Sao Paulo Symphony: Marin Alsop leaves at some point
  • BBC Philharmonic when Juanjo Mena leaves at the end of 2017-18
  • Berkeley Symphony, when Joana Carneiro leaves at the end of 2017-18
  • Washington National Opera, departure of Philippe Auguin at conclusion of 2017-18 
  • San Francisco Opera, departure of Nicola Luisotti at conclusion of 2017-18
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which Leonard Slatkin leaves at the close of the 2017-18 season.
  • MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony: 2018 departure for Kristian Jarvi
  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra: 2018 departure for Robin Ticciati
  • Toronto SO: 2018 departure for Peter Oundjian
  • Winnipeg SO: 2018 departure for Alexander Mickelthwate
  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra (when Jaap van Zweden takes up his new post at the NYPO). Rumor heard that James Gaffigan is under consideration for this post.
  • Orchestre de Paris, when Daniel Harding leaves at the end of 2018-19
  • Sarasota Orchestra after Anu Tali  leaves at the end of 2018-2019
  • Melbourne Symphony: Sir Andrew Davis leaves at the end of 2019 
  • Ulster Orchestra: Rafael Payare leaves in 2019
  • Richmond Symphony: Steven Smith leaves in 2019 
  • Singapore Symphony: 2019 departure for Lan Shui
  • Dresden Philharmonic: 2019 departure for Michael Sanderling
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra: David Robertson will be leaving the SSO at the end of 2019. So he really will be without an orchestral home as of 1/1/2020.
  • San Francisco Symphony! when MTT leaves at the end of 2019-20
  • Montreal Symphony Orchestra: Kent Nagano is leaving the OSM after 2019-2020. 
  • Fort Worth Symphony: Miguel Harth-Bedoya leaves in 2020 
  • Royal Opera, when Antonio Pappano leaves in 2020
  • Opera de Paris, when Philippe Jordan leaves in 2020
  • Atlanta Symphony, when Robert Spano leaves in 2020
  • Virginia Symphony: JoAnn Falletta leaves in 2020
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales when Thomas Søndergård leaves for his new job
  • Milwaukee Symphony
  • Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
Conductors looking for jobs (that is, as of the near future, or now, they do not have a posting):
  • Lionel Bringuier
  • Robert Spano
  • Juanjo Mena
  • Antonio Pappano
  • Ludovic Morlot
  • Sian Edwards
  • Jun Markl
  • Ingo Metzmacher
  • Jac van Steen
  • Mark Wigglesworth
  • Simone Young 
  • David Robertson
  • Peter Oundjian as of the end of 2017-18
  • Philippe Auguin
  • Kwame Ryan
  • Ilan Volkov
  • Aleksandr Markovic
  • Lothar Koenigs
  • Henrik Nanasi
  • Kent Nagano
  • Leonard Slatkin (73 and done with being an MD)
And closed:
  • Orchestra of St. Luke's: Bernard Labadie starts with the 2018-2019 season 
  • Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra: Thomas Zehetmair starts with the 2018-2019 season
  • BBC Concert Orchestra: Bramwell Tovey started in 2018 
  • Toledo Symphony: Alain Trudel starts with the 2018-2019 season
  • Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich: Paavo Jarvi starts with the 2019-2020 season
  • Netherlands Radio Philharmonic: Karina Canellakis starts with the 2019-2020 season 
  • Sylvain Cambreling has replaced the late Sir Jeffrey Tate at the Hamburg Symphony
  • San Diego Symphony: Rafael Payare starts in 2019 
  • Yomiuri Nippon Symphony: Sebastian Weigle starts in April 2019
  • Vienna RSO: Marin Alsop starts with the 2019-2020 season
  • Elim Chan becomes chief conductor of the Antwerp Symphony in 2019-20
  • Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Jaime Martin starts with the 2019-2020 season 
  • Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège: Gergely Madaras starts with the 2019-2020 season 
  • Kent Nagano is now the Generalmusikdirektor of the Staatsoper in Hamburg
  • WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne: Cristian Măcelaru starts with the 2019-2020 season
  • Israel Philharmonic: Lahav Shani starts with the 2020-2021 season 
  • Bayerische Staatsoper when Vladimir Jurowski joins in 2021.
  • Vienna Symphony: Andrés Orozco-Estrada starts with the 2021-2022 season
  • Clarinetist Martin Frøst becomes chief conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra in 2019 when Thomas Dausgaard leaves for Seattle.Thomas Zehetmair is going to the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra in 2019
  • Matthias Bamert is going to the Sapporo Symphony in 2018 
  • Lorenzo Viotti was named music director of the Gulbenkian Orchestra, as of 2018
  • Joana Mallwitz appointed GMD in Nuremberg, effective 2018
  • Philippe Jordan to the Vienna Staatsoper / VPO (Dominique Meyer not planning to appoint a WSO MD; his contract expires in 2020.)
  • Semyon! Bychkov! fills the vacancy at the Czech Philharmonic, following the death of Jiří Bělohlávek
  • Dennis Russell Davies becomes music director of the Brno Philharmonic, which had been open since 2015, as of the 2018-19 season.
  • Nicola Luisotti becoming an assistant music director at the Teatro Real, Madrid, 2018.
  • Seattle Symphony, where Thomas Dausgaard will succeed Ludovic Morlot in 2018-19; announced early October, 2016
  • Vancouver Symphony; Otto Tausk comes on in 2018


3 comments:

Geo. said...

Some updates to your list:
Antwerp Symphony: Elim Chan starts with the 2019-2020 season
Atlanta Symphony: Robert Spano leaves in 2020
BBC Concert Orchestra: Bramwell Tovey started in 2018
Fort Worth Symphony: Miguel Harth-Bedoya leaves in 2020
Hamburg Symphony: Sylvain Cambreling starts with the 2018-2019 season
Israel Philharmonic: Lahav Shani starts with the 2020-2021 season
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Jaime Martin starts with the 2019-2020 season
Melbourne Symphony: Sir Andrew Davis leaves at the end of 2019
Minnesota Opera: Michael Christie leaves this year
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic: Karina Canellakis starts with the 2019-2020 season
Orchestra of St. Luke's: Bernard Labadie starts with the 2018-2019 season
Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège: Gergely Madaras starts with the 2019-2020 season
Richmond Symphony: Steven Smith leaves in 2019
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: currently looking
San Diego Symphony: Rafael Payare starts in 2019
Sao Paulo Symphony: Marin Alsop leaves in 2019
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra: Thomas Zehetmair starts with the 2018-2019 season
Teatro Regio Turin: currently looking (Gianandrea Noseda just resigned)
Toledo Symphony: Alain Trudel starts with the 2018-2019 season
Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich: Paavo Jarvi starts with the 2019-2020 season
Ulster Orchestra: Rafael Payare leaves in 2019
Vienna RSO: Marin Alsop starts with the 2019-2020 season
Vienna Symphony: Andrés Orozco-Estrada starts with the 2021-2022 season
Virginia Symphony: JoAnn Falletta leaves in 2020
WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne: Cristian Măcelaru starts with the 2019-2020 season
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony: Sebastian Weigle starts in April 2019

IMHO, you can declutter anything 2017 and prior from your list (MG-T, Kirill P., et al.). As well, on the "underemployed" list, you can obviously remove Bramwell Tovey. On the ROH, I actually didn't see anything official that Pappano was leaving, so maybe he'll stay around there for a bit?

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thanks! I've incorporated some, but not all, of that, will get to the rest later today.

Re Pappano, there's this article from last year.

Lisa Hirsch said...

And yeah, I need to do some decluttering. Maybe I will put this on an archive page.