Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo Symphony’

San Luis Obispo Symphony fires its director

The San Luis Obispo Symphony board of directors fired Executive Director Edmund Feingold, it announced Friday night. The termination comes just three months after former Music Director Michael Nowak was ousted. Nevertheless, the symphony board said Feingold’s termination was unrelated... (Continue reading)

Question for the SLO Symphony musicians: WTF?

OPINION By DAVID CONGALTON I called former San Luis Symphony conductor Michael Nowak at home Wednesday morning. Michael had invited me to serve as emcee at the special Pops concert he was planning for Labor Day weekend in Avila Beach.... (Continue reading)

Nowak rejects symphony offer

Former San Luis Obispo Symphony conductor Michael Nowak announced Thursday morning that he will not accept an invitation to conduct three concerts during the 2015-2016 season. Nowak, who served as conductor and musical director of the Symphony since 1984, was... (Continue reading)

SLO Symphony invites Nowak back as guest conductor

Ousted San Luis Obispo Symphony conductor Michael Nowak has the opportunity to lead three concerts in the upcoming 2015-2016 season. The symphony board fired Nowak in May and has since faced outcry from the public, as well as members of... (Continue reading)

SLO Symphony calls off Pops by the Sea

The annual Pops by the Sea concert will not take place this year as the San Luis Obispo Symphony sorts out its personnel problems stemming from the recent firing of conductor Michael Nowak. [Tribune] Pops by The Sea is traditionally... (Continue reading)

SLO Symphony will no longer work with the board

In response to the San Luis Obispo Symphony’s Board of Directors firing longtime director Michael Nowak, the symphony’s musicians said in a press release on Saturday that they can no longer work with the current board. “We, the musicians of... (Continue reading)

Fundraising fight preceded firing of SLO symphony conductor

Prior to his firing by the San Luis Obispo Symphony board, longtime music director and conductor, Michael Nowak, engaged in a heated argument over fundraising with the nonprofit’s executive director. [Tribune] Last week, the board fired Nowak, and Executive Director... (Continue reading)

SLO Symphony conductor fired, violists threaten exodus

The San Luis Obispo Symphony board of directors has fired its longtime music conductor and director, Michael Nowak, prompting the entire violist section to threaten leaving the orchestra. Last week, the board announced in a press release that Nowak was... (Continue reading)