Orchestras Canada is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Thomson as our new Administrator, starting October 14. In this role, Sarah is responsible for smooth day-to-day functioning of OC services and activities, and she’ll be your first point of contact at OC. Sarah has many years of relevant experience with provincial and national industry associations, she’s an accomplished amateur violinist, and she is a committed Francophile, as well. Welcome, Sarah!
The Regina Symphony Orchestra has just announced the six shortlisted candidates selected for consideration to succeed Victor Sawa as the RSO’s next music director in the 2014-15 season. They include: Boguslaw Dawidow, Gordon Gerrard, Antonio Mendes, Ankush Kumar Bahl, Timothy Redmond, and Dietrich Paredes.
Maestro Jacques Lacombe announced last week that he would be stepping down from his position as music director of the New Jersey Symphony in August 2016. He will focus more time on his guest conducting engagements in Europe and the US, with a particular focus on his work in opera. He stated that he would remain committed to his work with the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivieres, of which he has been music director and principal conductor since 2006.