Daily News Roundup: 5 December 2016

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  • The Toronto Symphony Orchestra avoids major deficit with a fundamental shift in focus towards more community engagement and donor relations, which respectively grew more than 20% and by 15%. More details by Musical Toronto here.
Music Director Peter Oundjian conducting the TsO - Photo: TSO

Music Director Peter Oundjian conducting the TsO – Photo: TSO


  • Music director Teddy Abrams renewed his contract with the Louisville Orchestra for another three years until 2020. Abrams, 29, is the youngest director of a large metropolitan orchestra in the United States.
Teddy Abrams conducting - Photo: O'Neil Arnold

Teddy Abrams conducting – Photo: O’Neil Arnold


  • In end of October, Sotheby’s didn’t manage to sell a Beethoven partition, as its authenticity was contested by ‘two experts. The owner of the partition was contacted by one of the experts who wanted to buy the partition for £757 ($CAD1,275) even if the pricing was around £200,000 ($CAD337,000). A controversy with details available on France Musique’s site.


  • Rémy Pflimlin, former president of France Télévisions, Musica Festival and of the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, died of cancer Saturday. Aged 62, he was passionate about contemporary music.


  • French singer Michel Polnareff is in a state between life and death. The 72-year-old singer was admitted in a hospital of Neuilly in the region of Paris on Saturday for respiratory failure. He cancelled the two last concerts of his tour.


  • The Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra goes on strike today to protest against the disrespectful and offensive attitude of director Damjan Damjanovič and conductor Uroš Lajovi.
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