Yakima Symphony opens season with new conductor

Posted on: September 7, 2010

In Friday’s (9/3) Yakima Herald (Washington), Patrick D. Muir writes, “The Capitol Theatre is undergoing renovation and so is one of its primary tenants, the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, which opens its 2010-2011 season later this month with an ambitious schedule and its first new conductor in 42 years. [Music Director] Lawrence Golan, winner of a public selection process earlier this year to replace YSO founding conductor Brooke Creswell, starts off with the appropriately named ‘New Beginnings’ program Sept. 18. He’ll follow that with three more full-orchestra classical performances, two chamber orchestra programs and two pops concerts—something new to Yakima. … Five years from now, Golan hopes to have six full-orchestra classical performances, four pops concerts, four chamber programs, a fully staged opera and two educational performances just for local students.” The September 18 program features the Washington premieres of Peter Boyer’s New Beginnings and Chris and Dave Brubeck’s Ansel Adams: America.

Posted September 7, 2010