By Francisco Salazar
The Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria has named Leonard Slatkin its Principal Guest Conductor and has extended its Principal Conductor Karel Mark Chichon’s contract.
The President of the Cabildo Government of Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales announced that Karel Mark Chichon’s contract as Chief Conductor & Artistic Director was extended for a further two more seasons until July 2025.
Per the press release, “the orchestra and the British conductor have had a successful artistic partnership.”
It was also announced that Leonard Slatkin will serve as the orchestra’s new Principal Guest Conductor and will go hand in hand with Chichon’s own mandate, both of which will end in July 2025.
The orchestra recently announced its new season which will open with excerpts of “Aida.”