Bangor Symphony names Richman music director

Posted on: June 28, 2010

In Friday’s (6/25) Bangor Daily News (Maine), Emily Burnham writes, “The Bangor Symphony Orchestra announced Thursday morning that Lucas Richman has been named its new music director and conductor. ‘I am so honored to be welcomed into the community of Bangor and to be able to take this wonderful position,’ said Richman, speaking at a news conference Thursday morning at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono. ‘What I’m all about is making music and communicating the power of music to people. It was evident to me that this community celebrates music and art, and the musicians [in the BSO] are passionate about what they do.’ Richman was one of the five finalists who auditioned for the position throughout the 2009-10 season. BSO Vice President Joyce Clark Sarnacki, who chaired the search committee tasked with finding and selecting a new director, said Richman’s personality was a deciding factor in offering him the position—in addition to his skills as a conductor, musician, composer and educator. … Richman will conduct four of the five concerts in the BSO’s 2010-11 season. It will kick off on Oct. 3 with a ‘Welcome, Lucas’ concert, featuring works by Brahms, Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, with whom Richman worked in the year before the great American conductor and composer’s death.”

Photo by John Clarke Russ/Bangor Daily News

Posted June 28, 2010