Artistic: Detroit Symphony

Posted on: November 5, 2012

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has named JEFF TYZIK to a three-year term as principal pops conductor. The appointment takes effect in the 2013-14 season, but Tyzik appeared with the DSO for its Marvin Hamlisch tribute concerts this past weekend and will be on the podium for the DSO’s “Red, Hot & Blues!” concerts April 19-21, 2013. A native of Hyde Park, N.Y., he is now in his 19th season as principal pops conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and holds that position with the Florida Orchestra and the Oregon, Vancouver (B.C.), and Seattle symphonies in addition to an active guest-conducting schedule. Tyzik is also a prolific composer of orchestral works. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Eastman School of Music, pursuing studies in composition and arranging with Ray Wright (co-musical director of Radio City Music Hall) and jazz studies with band leader Chuck Mangione.

Jeff Tyzik photo by Victor Mangona

Posted November 5, 2012