Long Beach Symphony’s Enrique Arturo Diemecke to step down at end of 2013-14

Posted on: November 19, 2013

In Monday’s (11/18) Long Beach Post (California), Brian Addison writes, “After a 13-year tenure, Long Beach Symphony Orchestra (LBSO) Music Director Enrique Arturo Diemecke has announced he will step down at the end of the 2013-14 season. ‘My years on the podium of the wonderful Long Beach Symphony Orchestra have been filled with joy,’ said Maestro Diemecke in a release. ‘The orchestra and I have had great musical adventures and many sublime concerts that I will take with me for the rest of my days.’ ” Diemecke has “just completed his third season as Music Director of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic, his eighth as Music Director of the Bogotá Philharmonic, his 25th as Music Director of the Flint [Mich.] Symphony Orchestra, and will, according to LBSO, perform in engagements throughout Europe and the Americas.” He has guest conducted numerous prominent orchestras in the U.S. and Europe, Addison notes, and is “one of the world’s most renowned interpreters of famed Austrian composer Gustav Mahler.” No successor to Diemecke has been announced by the LBSO. 

Posted November 19, 2013