Two candidates remain for Westmoreland Symphony music director spot

Posted on: February 4, 2010

Wednesday’s (2/3) Tribune-Review (Greensburg, Pennsylvania) reports, “The Westmoreland Symphony has narrowed its search for a new music director to two candidates. Thomas Hong is an assistant conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony and associate conductor of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. He holds music degrees from Rice University, the Curtis Institute and Temple University. Christopher James Lees is the associate conductor of the Akron Symphony Orchestra and music director of its youth orchestra. In addition, he is serving this season as interim associate director of orchestras at the University of Michigan. He holds music degrees from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. As part of the audition process, each candidate will conduct the Westmoreland Symphony at a concert in the spring of 2011. The new music director will begin duties in the summer of 2011. Kypros Markou, who has been music director since 1979, is leaving at the end of this season.”

Posted February 4, 2010