Ann Arbor Symphony’s Lipsky adds post in native Israel

Posted on: May 3, 2013

Sunday (4/28) on (Michigan), Susan Isaacs Nisbett writes, “It’s no secret that Arie Lipsky, music director of the Ann Arbor Symphony since 2000, is an esteemed—and popular—figure here. Now comes confirmation of the esteem in which he’s held in his native Israel, and of his popularity with music lovers there. Saturday evening, the last A2SO 2012-2013 mainstage concert opened with the announcement of Lipsky’s appointment as principal guest conductor with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted there on a regular basis since 1997. Lipsky considers the Haifa Symphony his first ‘hometown’ orchestra, but admirers of Lipsky’s craft need not fret that he’s leaving Ann Arbor any time soon. On the contrary, incoming A2SO Board President J. Robert Gates also announced that as of this summer, Lipsky and his wife Rachel and daughter Inbal will make Ann Arbor their home. … In addition to his current position with the A2SO (his current contract has four more years), he is also music director of the Ashland (Ohio) Symphony and chair of the chamber music program at the Chautauqua Institution School of Music. He will continue in those posts in addition to conducting two concerts a year (one operatic, one symphonic) in Haifa.”

Posted May 3, 2013