Thanks to the Third Floorâ€™s recent nuptials, blogging has been less-than-sporadic around here the past few weeks. Please forgive; today weâ€™re starting again in earnest.
Baton Pass: Marin Alsopâ€™s appointment as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestraâ€™s new music director (starting in â€™07), and the surrounding brouhaha, may be old news, but itâ€™s still worth taking a look at some of the out-of-town press. Well, first, check out the Sunâ€™s BSO conductor search mini-page, which contains all the local dailyâ€™s reportage. Then visit New York Times music critic Anthony Tommasiniâ€™s smart piece on musician/conductor relationships. For a more standard take, it doesnâ€™t get much more straightforward than Lev Grossmanâ€™s Time magazine story.
Left Coast: Former Sun editor in chief John Carrollâ€™s recent departure from his post at the LA Times was mentioned only briefly locally. For a more thorough look at whatâ€™s going on, you couldnâ€™t do better than LA Weekly columnist Nikki Finkeâ€™s Deadline Hollywood report.