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St. Cloud Symphony Farewell

Posted at 3:46 PM on May 12, 2011 by John Birge (1 Comments)

The St. Cloud Times reports that conductor Andrew Altenbach gives his last concert Saturday with the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra. After two seasons, he's headed for a job at the Boston Conservatory. Seems like only yesterday that Andrew started the job; he and I talked about his plans in October of 2009.

BTW, this puts the St. Cloud Symphony, the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, and the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra all in the hunt -- and competing, in some respects -- for new conductors!

Elsewhere in the Comings-and-Goings Dept:

-JoAnn Falletta, conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic, will also take over the Ulster Orchestra in Northern Ireland.
-Gianandrea Noseda just gave his last concert with the BBC Philharmonic after 9 years.
-Paavo Jarvi gives his last concerts Saturday with the Cincinnati Symphony after 10 years.

And in the pubic broadcasting world:
-Audie Cornish, NPR News' Congressional correspondent, will be the new host of "Weekend Edition Sunday," replacing Liane Hanson.
-Jim Lehrer of PBS is stepping down from a regular anchor role on the "PBS NewsHour"

Comments (1)

It's "Moorhead," not "Morehead."

Posted by Gene | May 12, 2011 10:15 PM