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Classical Notes: November 16, 2009 Archive

Melbourne Symphony Wonders: Is Music Director Necessary?

Posted at 1:14 PM on November 16, 2009 by Gillian Martin
Filed under: In the media, Musician stories

The Melbourne Symphony recently parted ways with its Music Director, Oleg Caetani, a year before his contract ran out.

This fact, and the success of a recent guest conductor, has the orchestra's president wondering if they need a single music director at all. Wouldn't a series of specialists be better?

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra asked the same questions a few years ago, and came up with an answer that works very well for them.

And by the way, the SPCO welcomes its newest artistic partner later this month.