Pasadena Symphony announces guest conductors for 2010-11

Posted on: July 9, 2010

Friday (7/9) on the Los Angeles Times blog Culture Monster, David Ng writes, “Since the controversial departure of its music director Jorge Mester in May, the Pasadena Symphony has been without a conductor for the 2010-11 season. On Thursday, the orchestra announced that it will use five guest conductors to lead a total of five classical concert series. As was previously reported, James DePreist will conduct the two opening concerts of the 2010-11 season on Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. … Conductor Tito Muñoz will lead the orchestra for two concerts on Jan. 22. Muñoz is currently the assistant conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, where he was appointed by Franz Welser-Möst in April 2007. The concerts will feature solo cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, and will include pieces by Britten, Dvorak and Elgar. Taking the podium for the two concerts on Feb. 19 will be conductor Matthias Bamert. … Conductor George Stelluto will lead the orchestra for two concerts on March 12 featuring music by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Armenian composer Khachatur Avetisyan. … For the final two performances on May 7, conductor Maximiano Valdés will lead the orchestra in music by Liszt and Rachmaninoff.”

Posted July 9, 2010