“The Conway Symphony Orchestra has welcomed a new conductor for the 2013-14 season. Geoffrey Robson, of Little Rock, will be taking over the podium while Israel Getzov pursues professional opportunities and continues musician recruitment in China,” writes Vicki Crockett in Saturday’s (9/14) Log Cabin Democrat (Conway, Arkansas). “Getzov will remain as music director for the orchestra with plans to return for the 30th Anniversary season in 2014-15…. He is currently the associate conductor of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, based in Little Rock, a position he has held since 2008, and also serves as the music director of the ASO Youth Ensembles.… A violinist, Robson performs frequently in the ASO’s popular River Rhapsodies chamber series, as well as performing in Trio Arkansas with pianist Louis Menendez and cellist David Gerstein.… Previously, Robson held the positions of co-concertmaster of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and assistant concertmaster of the Waterbury Symphony. He also worked as a public schoolteacher in New Haven, CT, and has taught violin, piano, viola, and music theory extensively as a private teacher.… In 2006, he became a founding member of the [Manhattan-based] Chelsea Symphony.” The Conway Symphony Orchestra, based in central Arkansas, is in its 29th season.
Posted September 17, 2013