GLENDALE — The struggling Glendale Symphony Orchestra has inked a temporary deal with an internationally-renowned conductor ahead of what the organization hopes will be a more long-term contract, officials said Tuesday.
Representatives for the orchestra said they hope to hire Loris Tjeknavorian, who has led orchestras in Vienna, London and Yerevan, to serve as musical director. Details on a proposed one-year contract are still being worked out, said Glenn Treibitz, president of the board of directors.
In the meantime, Tjeknavorian has agreed to lead at least one performance this fall as a guest conductor, Treibitz said.
"We are moving toward a complete contract, but the details have not been agreed upon by both sides yet," he said. "I'm very excited and hopeful that we will be able to have such a world-class conductor in Glendale."