1) the pentatone record label just announced another printing is already needed for music for a time of war – the band’s first recording under the baton of coach kalmar. released last fall, the album has created a bit of a buzz in the world of classical music, gathering rave reviews from both the new york times and the new yorker. president elaine even thinks it’s heading for a grammy nomination. the beaver stands with its president.
2) yesterday, the oregon symphony’s board of directors announced a new 3-year contract deal with the band’s 76 musicians. the agreement is effective through the 2013/14 season. nice!
3) also yesterday, the seattle symphony announced their line-up for next season. the orchestra from (canada’s) vancouver will make an appearance in the emerald city, as well as our very own oregon symphony. carlos and the band will (finally) head north on I-5 in may of 2013… less than a week before their (second) carnegie hall concert! whoa nellie!!!