Jaime Laredo, Ted Sperling named principal conductors at Westchester Philharmonic

Posted on: December 2, 2013

An unsigned story in The Daily Voice (Bedford, N.Y.) on Sunday (12/1) reports, “The Westchester Philharmonic recently announced the appointments of renowned violinist and conductor Jaime Laredo and Tony-winning conductor Ted Sperling as principal conductors. Joshua Worby, the executive director since 2006, becomes the orchestra’s new executive and artistic director. Worby noted [that] the appointments of Laredo and Sperling, which commence with the 2014-15 season, followed two previous guest appearances by each conductor that were ‘tremendously well-received by our audience and elicited overwhelming support from the orchestra musicians,’ according to a prepared statement.… Laredo will lead two of the orchestra’s five annual main stage programs, both as conductor and soloist. ‘I have conducted and played with more than a hundred orchestras around the world,’ Laredo said in the statement, ‘and the Westchester Philharmonic ranks among the best.’ ” Sperling, a native of New Rochelle, N.Y., will lead the orchestra on December 22 in his third consecutive Winter Pops concert, and will also “conduct a second subscription series program annually, as well as the orchestra’s annual concert for local school children.”

Posted December 2, 2013