The Berlin Philharmonic has just elected a new chief conductor: http://t.co/rkgcInWSzW, from @ClassicalCritic pic.twitter.com/lzLRJG2lJC— Forbes Opinion (@ForbesOpinion) June 22, 2015
Radio Berlin-Brandenburg reports that the Berlin Philharmonic has elected Kirill Petrenko as their new music director and successor to Simon Rattle. An inquiry by that station was neither confirmed nor denied, but there will be a press conference later today. (The press conference will be transmitted live via Digital Concert Hall.) The news is suggestive of Petrenko not renewing his contract in Munich, where he is currently music director of the Bavarian State Opera, worshiped by the orchestra and adored by the audience which he managed to galvanize like few conductors in the past...
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Kirill Petrenko has been reviewed a few times on ionarts; those reviews can be read here.