Music director candidate takes stage with Sheboygan Symphony

Posted on: November 5, 2009

Thursday’s (11/5) Sheboygan Press (Wisconsin) reports, “Ronald Foster will raise the baton to continue a season of exploration for the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14 on the stage at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts. Foster will be the second of four guest conductors vying for the position of music director and conductor of the orchestra. ‘Having conducted the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra on two previous occasions, I am delighted to be a music director finalist,’ Foster said. ‘This orchestra is one of the finest community orchestras I have encountered and is a real jewel for the greater Sheboygan area. The passion and enthusiasm that the SSO musicians, administration, board and audiences bring to the music are wonderful examples of the positive power of arts in the community.’ Each of the four finalist conductors has been invited to select a work for the orchestra, and Foster chose Barber’s overture to ‘The School for Scandal.’ … Foster has been a frequent guest conductor with the Milwaukee Symphony,” and has guest-conducted many other orchestras in the region.

Posted November 5, 2009