Shalom Life | October 23, 2014

Zuckerman Will Continue Making Sweet Music

National Arts Centre renews his contract.

By: Christal Gardiola

Published: March 19th, 2010 in Culture » Music » News

Zuckerman Will Continue Making Sweet Music

Pinchas Zuckerman has renewed his contract with the National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) in Ottawa, Ont., until the 2014-2015 season. Zuckerman’s contract was due to expire in 2010-2011 until the board unanimously voted to extend it.

The Israeli-born director said to the Ottawa Citizen, “I am proud of the tremendously high level at which the orchestra is playing and I look forward to furthering the musical journey that the musicians and our audiences have begun together.”

Zuckerman was appointed to the position of musical director in the fall of 1988. At the end of his contract renewal, he will become the longest-serving director for the National Arts Centre. In his time, he has a created a summer program for young composers, musicians and conductors. But his relationship with the National Arts Centre has not always hit the right note.

In 2005 he took an unpaid sabbatical absence for five months without any explanation to musicians or the audience. Since then, the orchestra hired facilitators to smooth out the tension and Zuckerman said the atmosphere has improved.

Principal horn player Lawrence Vine also said that the group is excited about the news of Zuckerman’s contract. He told the Ottawa Citizen, “We're confident that NACO's audiences will continue to enjoy wonderful music-making under Pinchas' direction.”

Anthony Rose: The Chef on Dupont Street Anthony Rose: The Chef on Dupont Street TrendingThe Love Jewce: Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce The Love Jewce: Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce TrendingEarly Brooke Burke Nude Photos Featured in Art Gallery Early Brooke Burke Nude Photos Featured in Art Gallery Trending
 

Air Canada Centre Painted Blue & White As Jewish Toronto Cheers On Maccabi Haifa [PICS]

October 23, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Air Canada Centre Painted Blue & White As Jewish Toronto Cheers On Maccabi Haifa [PICS]

The Israeli basketball team had an impressive 21-0 run before losing to the Raptors, 92-85

Read More

Op-Ed: A New Low for the Associated Press

October 23, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Op-Ed: A New Low for the Associated Press

After a Palestinian terrorist rammed his car into a crowded train station, killing a baby, the Associated Press ran this story: "Israeli Police Shoot Man in East Jerusalem"

Read More

Vandals Hurl Stones at East Jerusalem Kindergarten

October 23, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Vandals Hurl Stones at East Jerusalem Kindergarten

Incident follows an attack at Jerusalem Light Rail where 3-month-old baby was killed; no one reported injured

Read More

PÜR Gum Makes Long Lasting Impression on Dragon's Den

October 23, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
PÜR Gum Makes Long Lasting Impression on Dragon's Den

We speak to CEO and Founder Jay Klein about what it was like to receive so much validation on the popular Canadian reality show

Read More

First Aid Volunteer for Baby Killed in Jerusalem: 'Her Parents Put Her in My Arms'

October 23, 2014 | By Ahiya Raved
First Aid Volunteer for Baby Killed in Jerusalem: 'Her Parents Put Her in My Arms'

United Hatzalah volunteer Avi Steinhartz was the first to give emergency treatment to 3-month-old Haya Zissel Braun; 'I detached emotionally in order to give better treatment'

Read More

“Cloud & Light” Takes First Place in Sukkahville 2014

October 23, 2014 | By Dan Horowitz
“Cloud & Light” Takes First Place in Sukkahville 2014

The event was a resounding success in raising funds and awareness around the issue of affordable housing

Read More

Jewish Hall of Fame: Andy Borowitz

October 23, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Jewish Hall of Fame: Andy Borowitz

Creator of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "The Borowitz Report," stand-up comic, contributor to Vanity Fair, director of "Pleasantville"

Read More

LeBron James Would Like to Visit Israel

October 22, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
LeBron James Would Like to Visit Israel

The Cleveland Cavaliers star told Israeli reporters that he looks forward to visiting the country.

Read More

More Headlines