Philadelphia Orchestra retains and promotes conductor Cristian Măcelaru


The Philadelphia Orchestra has renewed its contract with Cristian Măcelaru, and "elevated" his title to associate conductor from assistant conductor "in recognition of the tremendous artistic contributions he has made to the orchestra," an orchestra announcement stated Wednesday. He will continue to conduct special non-subscription concerts, such as the neighborhood concerts, and will lead his own subscription week at some point in the future. His new contract runs through the 2013-14 season.