Andrew Lane to step down in May at Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra

Posted on: November 4, 2014

In Friday’s (10/31) Orlando Sentinel, Matthew J. Palm reports, “Andrew Lane, the longtime music director of the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, has resigned. Although he informed the group’s board of directors of his intention in August, Lane will continue with the organization through the end of this season in May…. Lane felt it was time for a change. ‘I am very proud of the many artistic accomplishments of FSYO over the past 20 years,’ he wrote in an email. ‘FSYO is one of many youth orchestras around the country that provide an exceptional opportunity for young musicians. Many of these young musicians will continue as professionals, and all will move into life as supporters of great music.’ Lane first conducted one of the organization’s ensembles beginning in 1994…. During his tenure, FSYO toured Australia and played at the famed Sydney Opera House…. Lane helped to complete construction of The Grove, a new performance space at Mead Gardens, and endowed the Andrew Lane Scholarship to support local student musicians. ‘Mr. Lane has been the heart and soul of FSYO for nearly two decades,’ said board president Stephen Schenck.”

Posted November 4, 2014