A leading maestro in the world of classical, Mr. Yuri Temirkanov has come under scrutiny after he was quoted as saying "I don't like women conductors" yet again (yes, this happened before). In today's progressive world, it might seem like these old-world attitudes are long gone. Perhaps he was misquoted, or taken out-of-context, but he did clarify, "We have different tastes. For example, I don't eat fish." Huh?
As is being reported, it's not yet a done deal for Osmo Vanska to return to the Minnesota Orchestra as music director. But who would be a good choice?
Mr. Petrenko is in hot water over his comments about woman conductors.