Saturday, March 12, 2011

Paavo Järvi extends in Paris

MusicalAmerica.com
by Nicholas Beard
March 11, 2011

It appears that relations between the Orchestre de Paris and its new music director Paavo Järvi are going quite well. Just six months into his contract, the orchestra has extended Järvi’s agreement through the 2015-16 season. He was originally contracted only through 2012-13.

Järvi succeeded Christoph Eschenbach.

“The chemistry between Paavo Järvi and the musicians…has been obvious ever since he took up his functions last September,” said Managing Director Bruno Hamard in his comments.

Järvi noted the “mutual understanding” between himself and the players and said their first tour, in January to Spain, "brought us very close together in both musical and human terms.”

The Estonian conductor is in his final season as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony; he remains at the artistic helms of Frankfurt’s hr-Sinfonieorchester and Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. He also continues to be active as a guest conductor.

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