Richman celebrates a decade with Knoxville Symphony

Posted on: September 17, 2012

In Saturday’s (9/15) Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee), Susan Alexander writes, “Lucas Richman has ‘ten’-ure. The Music Director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra is celebrating his 10th year as the KSO opens its 2012-13 season Thursday and Friday, Sept. 20-21. Richman is also Music Director and Conductor for the Bangor, Maine Symphony Orchestra since 2010. Before coming to Knoxville he was assistant and resident conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and appeared as guest conductor with numerous orchestras. … An accomplished composer, Richman’s music has been performed by more than 200 orchestras across the United States. In 2009, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra premiered his ‘Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant,’ a setting of poetry by Children’s Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky.” Asked several questions on a “10” theme, Richman lists his ten favorite things about Knoxville: “The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra; 2. The thriving arts community; 3. The weather; 4. The kindess of Knoxville’s residents; 5. The wide variety of great cuisine; 6. The many beautiful views of the Tennessee River; 7. The entrepreneurial spirit; 8. Market Square and Downtown Knoxville; 9. Less traffic than Los Angeles; 10. Our audiences.”

Posted September 17, 2012