Kevin Rhodes to remain at Traverse Symphony through 2016-17

Posted on: June 17, 2014

“The dynamic conductor credited with taking the Traverse Symphony Orchestra from a community to a professional orchestra will claim the podium at least through the 2016-17 season,” writes Marta Hepler Drahos in Friday’s (6/13) Record-Eagle (Traverse City, Michigan). “TSO Music Director Kevin Rhodes has signed on to lead the orchestra for another three years. The orchestra’s board, staff and musicians were ‘thrilled’ with the decision, said TSO executive director Krista Cooper. ‘The orchestra is so re-energized right now from an artistic and a volunteer standpoint,’ … she said. Rhodes assumed the role of music director in 2001… ‘Since he arrived he’s been elevating the performance and the capabilities in repertoire. Last year we had some concerts that wouldn’t have been possible 10 years ago,’ [TSO board president Thomas Haase] said. ‘I think we always want to keep our options open, but as long as Kevin continues to make this happen and we see performances of the level we’ve enjoyed, there’s not a lot to say there.’ … Rhodes will conduct the TSO in all but one performance of the 2014-15 season, which begins in September. He’ll continue to conduct the Springfield (Mass.) Symphony.”

Posted June 17, 2014