Time to update that resume

The New York Times reports that the orchestral world is ripe with job openings: 12 vacancies in the New York Phil, 10 in Boston, 9 in Chicago, 7 in L.A., etc.  To all my friends who are struggling young musicians hoping for their first big chance, I wish you the very best.

Interestingly, it seems that there are a spate of conducting openings of late too: Kahane Withdraws from Bach Festival, Kent Nagano Reportedly Stepping Down from Bavarian State Opera, Philharmonic’s Conductor Bows Out, Conductor Leaving El Paso Symphony, Orchestra Conductor Departs.

And I kind of think there might be an opening at the Russian National Orchestra, since Mikhael Pletnev has his hands tied up with other things right now.