In Sunday’s (1/15) Tallahassee Democrat (Florida), Mark Hinson writes, “After sorting through nearly 250 applicants over the past nine months, the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra has narrowed the field to five conductor finalists who will try out live with the symphony during the 2012-2013 concert season. ‘We really got the cream of the crop,’ TSO executive director Amanda Sauer said. ‘It’s going to be hard to pick one. And that’s just what we wanted.’ Sauer said a search committee focused on younger conductors (one is 28) who will engage the public as well as the TSO musicians. … TSO music director and conductor Miriam Burns announced earlier in the spring of 2011 that she would not seek renewal of her contract, but would stay on with TSO through the end of the 2011-2012 season. Burns’ farewell concert is April 28 in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall and will feature music by Dvorak, Shostakovich and Stravinsky. The music programs and concert dates for 2012-2013 are still being finalized. They will be announced at a later date.” The candidates are Darko Butorac, David Danzmayr, Yaniv Dinur, Matthew Kraemer, and Robert Trevino.
Posted January 17, 2012