Newhouse: From Indianapolis to Boston

Posted on: July 19, 2010

In Sunday’s (7/18) Indianapolis Star (Indiana), Jay Harvey writes, “Sean Newhouse’s brief career took him from the West to the Midwest. Now, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s associate conductor will soon find himself in Boston, working as a conductor at one of the nation’s greatest orchestras. It’s also close to home for him, though Newhouse, at 29, disclaims any long-range aim to end up in New England. Trained as a violinist in Vermont, Newhouse landed his first conducting job right out of school, as music director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra in Los Angeles. … The orchestra was a shoestring operation, so he was glad to join the professional staff of a solidly established orchestra when he took the associate conductor position [at Indianapolis] two years ago. … In Boston, Newhouse’s responsibility (along with his fellow newly appointed assistant conductor Marcelo Lehninger) is to ‘cover’ the concerts for the designated conductor. That means attending rehearsals, knowing the score and being ready to step in if needed. … During the two-year tenure, each assistant is guaranteed preparation and conducting of one concert at Symphony Hall in Boston and one at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass., the BSO’s summer home.”

Posted on July 19, 2010