Rattay to be new music director of Midland Symphony

Posted on: May 4, 2012

In Friday’s (5/4) Midland Daily News (Michigan), Roger Bryant writes, “Bohuslav Rattay said he felt a connection with Midland Symphony Orchestra members when he was guest conductor in November. ‘I think the chemistry was going on right from the start,’ the new music director of the MSO said in an interview Wednesday. Rattay’s selection from 110 applicants from across the United States and elsewhere was announced Tuesday night. His initial appointment will be for three years, starting with the 2012-13 season which begins Oct. 6. He currently is artistic director of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra in Indiana—a post which also includes duties with Ball State University in Muncie—and music director of the Lake Charles Symphony in Louisiana. … The 39-year-old Rattay, born in Prague in what was then Czechoslovakia, still returns frequently to Europe, spending part of each year there. He became a U.S. citizen last year. He hasn’t decided yet if he’ll make Midland his home base, but even if he doesn’t he expects to be here frequently.”

Posted May 4, 2012