Midland Symphony narrows its music director candidate pool

Posted on: February 21, 2012

In Friday’s (2/17) Midland Daily News (Michigan), Roger Bryant writes, “The Midland Symphony Orchestra is focusing on a ‘top few candidates’ for the orchestra’s next conductor/music director and hopes to make an announcement near the end of this season, according to the MSO’s managing director. ‘The artistic caliber of the candidates we are considering is phenomenal and each would build excitement and bring a new flair to the area,’ said Kimberly Dimond. ‘We hope to have a conductor in place by the 12-13 season.’ … Artistic Director Antonia Joy Wilson led the orchestra for three years and departed at the end of the 2010-11 season. Guest conductors have led this season’s concerts. Saturday’s concert will feature guest conductor Chelsea Tipton II, a one-time Central Michigan University professor. The season’s final concert, on April 14, will be conducted by Mischa Santora, music director of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. Ticket sales for the Midland Symphony Orchestra have improved this season over last year.”

Posted February 21, 2012