Young grabs conducting post at Phoenix Symphony

Posted on: June 16, 2010

In Tuesday’s (6/15) Buffalo News, Mary Kunz Goldman reports, “Joseph Young, who has been spending a year in Buffalo as apprentice conductor with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, has found a permanent job. Young has been named assistant conductor with the Phoenix Symphony. … His new boss will be Michael Christie, the music director of the Phoenix Symphony. Christie, a Buffalonian, is a graduate of West Seneca East High School. ‘Joseph is a tremendous talent with an infectious love for performing music and being its advocate. … He is ambitious and focused, attributes that are essential to the DNA of an American conductor,’ Christie said in a statement distributed by the Phoenix Symphony. Young, a native of South Carolina, came to Buffalo under the auspices of the American Conducting Fellows Program, a prestigious training program of the League of the American Orchestras.”

Posted June 16, 2010