Florida Orchestra continues music director search with 2013-14 season

Posted on: February 11, 2013

In Sunday’s (2/10) Tampa Bay Times (Florida), John Fleming writes, “The Florida Orchestra’s search for a new music director will continue during the 2013-14 season, with five conductors making debuts in masterworks programs with the orchestra. They will be joined on the schedule, which is released today, by seven conductors in return engagements. All 12 of the guest conductors on the schedule are presumably candidates for artistic leadership of the orchestra. … One of the first-time conductors, Evan Rogister, will lead the season-opening program … Other guest conductors new to the orchestra next season include Joan Carneiro, music director of the Berkeley Symphony in California; Michael Francis, chief conductor of Sweden’s Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra; and Daniel Hege, music director of the Wichita Symphony. Mei-Ann Chen is another newcomer on the masterworks schedule … There are 16 [local] premieres for the orchestra on its 2013-14 agenda, including dances from Thomas Ades’ opera Powder Her Face; John Adams’ Chamber Symphony; Red Cape Tango by Michael Daugherty; Radical Light by Steven Stucky; and Roberto Sierra’s Concierto Barroco with guitar soloist Manuel Barrueco. The season also has a new work by David Rogers, former artistic administrator with the orchestra.”

Posted February 11, 2013