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Christoph Eschenbach renews contract with National Symphony through 2016-2017
Christoph Eschenbach renews contract with National Symphony through 2016-2017

Christoph Eschenbach has extended his contract as National Symphony Orchestra music director for two years, which keeps him on the podium through 2016-2017. That will be his seventh season.  This is his second contract extension since his tenure started in 2010. "I am very happy that management and the board agreed in a rather enthusiastic way to the extension, and same with the orchestra," Eschenbach said in a phone interview. "We are sailing the same ship, so to say, and that ship is called quality, great music-making and a passion for what we do. The orchestra has come to the point where every note they play and prepare -- and, by the way, they are always...

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