Richman ends tenure at Knoxville Symphony; music director search to begin in September

Posted on: May 20, 2015

“Anyone who thought Knoxville Symphony Orchestra conductor and music director Lucas Richman’s recent remark that the KSO is playing at a high level was nothing more than self-congratulations would have had that doubt completely erased Thursday night at the Tennessee Theatre in the first concert of the KSO’s final pair of concerts this season,” writes Harold Duckett in Friday’s (5/15) Knoxville News Sentinel (Tennessee). “Richman, who is ending his 12-year tenure with the KSO, led the orchestra through a sterling program of masterpieces by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mahler and Ravel.… Not only is the organization on solid financial footing, much of the credit for which is due to Richman’s judicious fiscal management, the artistic legacy he is leaving behind is absolutely the chest-thumping and jump-to-your-feet celebration of the KSO.” Richman has served as music director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra since 2003 and as music director of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra in Maine since 2010.The KSO is officially launching a music-director search in September.

Posted May 20, 2015