Monthly Archives: December 2018

Florida Orchestra Music Director accepts additional conductor post in Germany

Music director Michael Francis will remain at the helm of the Florida Orchestra, as he recently signed a contract extension that runs until 2024. But he was recently appointed principal conductor of the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, based near Frankfurt, Germany. “In December 2016 I made my debut with them, a …

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Vänskä to step down as Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra in 2022

The Minnesota Orchestra’s annual board meeting on Wednesday afternoon offered a wave of positive news – increased attendance, successful tours and a balanced budget – mixed with a disturbing announcement: Osmo Vänskä, the revered music director of the orchestra, will retire at the end of its contract in August 2022. …

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