We asked Columbus Symphony Orchestra executive director Roland Valliere about a month ago how the search for a new music director was proceeding.

I interpreted his answer -- "It is proceeding." -- as a cover for the conclusion being a long ways off. (Earlier in the year, The Beat was rebuffed in our query on the search with "Nothing to report.")

Sneaky.

The CSO has announced that it will introduce its new music director to the community next Tuesday. We'll have a blog entyer for you as soon as we're back from the media event.

Meantime, look for blog entries tomorrow on the CSO and BalletMet season openers, as promised in our print edition.