30th November – Smash hit for Dutch orchestra, more concert disruption, ABO’s new chair

Wednesday 30th November 2011

Association of British Orhestras

ABO Announces New Chair.

Micheal Eakin has been elected new chair of the board of the Association of British Orchestras

CBS News

Woman ejected for yelling ‘boring’ at symphony.

Police removed a woman from the Bainbridge Performing Arts Theater for yelling “boring” during a symphony performance.

New York Times

U.S. to take over orchestra’s pensions.

A federal bankruptcy judge has agreed to let the federal government take over the Philadelphia Orchestra’s pension plans, saying the orchestra was unlikely to survive if it tried to keep running them itself.

Slipped Disc: Norman Lebrecht

Maestro won’t conduct next month. He’s expecting a baby.

Andris Nelsons, of the CBSO, has withdrawn from his December performances due to the arrival of his first child.

Metropole Orchestra

Metropole Orchestra scores with protest song.

The Dutch Metropole Orchestra can now claim a number one hit among their achievements.