The Los Angeles-based American Youth Symphony has announced that ALEXANDER TREGER will step down as music director this spring at the end of the orchestra’s 50th anniversary season. Treger has held the post since 1998, when he succeeded AYS co-founder Mehli Mehta as music director. During Treger’s tenure the orchestra has performed at Carnegie Hall as well as the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and has collaborated with such artists as Yefim Bronfman, Sarah Chang, Midori, Johannes Moser, Alan Silvestri, and John Williams. The AYS will honor Treger at its Celebration Concert and Annual Gala on April 26, 2015, when he leads the young musicians in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6.
Posted January 9, 2015