Posted at 10:30 AM on February 29, 2008
by Gillian Martin
Former SPCO music director Hugh Wolff has a new job. The New England Conservatory of Music has hired him to fill the newly created position of Director of Orchestras, with a mandate to revitalize the school's orchestra program. See his job description here.
Perhaps not coincidentally, his new boss will be former Minnesota Orchestra president Tony Woodcock.
P.S. I recommend Hugh Wolff's website. I read a lot of artist bios, and mostly they follow the same formula: "X is among the greatest [fill-in-the-blanks] of his/her generation, has played with [list of 15-20 prestigious orchestras and conductors] and has recorded x number of recordings ..." In short, they don't tell you anything about the person. Hugh Wolff's bio, on the other hand, is a revealing first-person narrative that I enjoyed reading.
Since we had this extra day in February I wanted to blog in with a final reminder to you local music lovers. The classical ensemble Music Saint Croix will be performing Debussy & Divertimento, tomorrow. The performance is at 8 pm, (Saturday, March 1st) at the Washington County Historic Courthouse - downtown Stillwater, MN at 101 W. Pine St.
(Tickets are available at the door, or you can call Music Saint Croix at 651-430-9198)