California’s Pasadena Symphony Association has appointed DAVID LOCKINGTON music director and NICHOLAS McGEGAN principal guest conductor. Their initial three-year contracts take effect at the beginning of the orchestra’s 2013-14 Singpoli Classics Series. In the 2014-15 season both will regularly conduct the orchestra. Since 1999 Lockington has served as music director of the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Symphony, where he will become music director laureate following the expiration of his contract at the end of the 2014-15 season. He is also principal conductor of Spain’s Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias and music director of California’s Modesto Symphony Orchestra. Previous posts include music directorships at the Long Island Philharmonic, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Cheyenne (Wyo.) Symphony, and Ohio Chamber Orchestra. McGegan has served as music director of the San Francisco-based period performance ensemble Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Philharmonia Chorale for more than 25 years. He is also a prolific recording artist with a discography of more than 100 titles.
David Lockington photo courtesy Pasadena Symphony
Posted March 12, 2013