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Mischa Santora at Home in Cincinnati

    Posted: Sep 22, 2002 - 12:00:00 AM in: news_2002
Conductor Mischa Santora is arrestingly tall and lanky (six-feet-five inches), with a firm handshake, a warm smile and a boyish shock of brown hair. He looked more relaxed than usual last week in his Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra office on Elm Street jovial even, having just returned from his first vacation in over four years. Santora, music director of the CCO, opens its 2002-03 season this weekend.   - [Read more]

Paavo Järvi Talks About Estonia

    Posted: Sep 20, 2002 - 12:00:00 AM in: news_2002
Cincinnati Symphony music director Paavo Järvi is no different from many other naturalized American citizens. His heart remains in the Old Country. Järvi, who is beginning his second season with the CSO, was named artistic advisor of the Estonian National Orchestra last week. The mostly symbolic position will help raise the profile of the orchestra and garner more support for it at home, he said.   - [Read more]

Paavo Järvi: Coming to America

    Posted: Mar 21, 2002 - 12:00:00 AM in: news_2002
From the Mozart Orchestra to the Cincinnati Symphony, it's been a journey of the American spirit for CSO music director Paavo Järvi. Now music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, he didn't know English when he first set foot in the U.S. in 1980, but he knew the meaning of Yankee self-reliance. Son of Detroit Symphony music director Neeme Järvi, who emigrated from Estonia after clashing with Soviet authorities, Järvi knew that he, too, wanted to be a conductor. But how? He was 17, had no undergraduate degree and no money. (first published in The Cincinnati Post March 21, 2002)
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