Friday’s (12/10) News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana) reports, “Fort Wayne Philharmonic Associate Conductor Bradley Thachuk announced Thursday he will leave the orchestra at the end of the 2010-11 season to assume full-time music director duties with the Niagara Symphony, a philharmonic news release said. Thachuk was named Niagara Symphony music director in May, and he planned to work for both the Fort Wayne and Niagara orchestras this season. Thachuk, who joined the philharmonic in 2002, is best known to Fort Wayne audiences for conducting pops concerts and educational programs. … Philharmonic Music Director Andrew Constantine has invited Thachuk to return to conduct the philharmonic occasionally, the news release said. ‘Niagara’s gain is definitely Fort Wayne’s loss, as he is a conductor who has, over such a successful and lengthy tenure as associate conductor, proved his ability to work with professionals, nonprofessionals and young people alike in such a creative manner,’ Constantine said. … The search for a new assistant conductor will begin immediately, with the goal of having someone named by the end of the 2010-11 season, the news release said.” The Niagara Symphony is based on St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
Posted December 13, 2010