Malina to serve as Florida Orchestra’s principal guest conductor

Posted on: June 22, 2012

In Friday’s (6/22) Tampa Bay Times (Florida), John Fleming writes, “Stuart Malina, who just completed his first season as conductor of the Florida Orchestra’s morning coffee concert series, has added a title to his resume. Malina is now principal guest conductor as well as coffee conductor for the orchestra, beginning with the 2012-13 season. ‘What it means, basically, is that I’ll be spending two or three more weeks a season with the Florida Orchestra than I am currently,’ Malina said Thursday from Harrisburg, Penn., where he has been music director of the Harrisburg Symphony since 2000. ‘I’ll be conducting two or three concerts a season in addition to the coffee series.’ Malina was a finalist for the principal pops conductor position to which Jeff Tyzik was named two weeks ago. He doesn’t have any hard feelings—quite the contrary, in fact. ‘I’m delighted it worked out the way it did,’ Malina said. … For the orchestra, the appointments of Malina and Tyzik are intended to help fill the void as music director Stefan Sanderling says his long goodbye. Sanderling announced last year that he will be leaving after the 2013-14 season. He will continue to lead most masterworks programs, but there will also be prospective music directors appearing as guest conductors as part of the search for a successor.”

Posted June 22, 2012