Adrian Symphony names four music director candidates

Posted on: June 8, 2015

“Four conductors have been selected as the finalists in the Adrian Symphony Orchestra’s search for its next music director,” reads an unsigned article in Saturday’s (6/6) Daily Telegram (Adrian, Michigan). They are Kayoko Dan, Roger Kalia, Bruce Anthony Kiesling, and Allen Tinkham. “Each will conduct one of the ASO’s concerts in its 2015-16 season…. Dan has been music director of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera since the 2011-12 season…. Kalia has been music director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles and assistant conductor of the Charlotte Symphony. He is also the co-founder and music director of the Lake George Music Festival…. Kiesling’s current conducting positions include the Pasadena Symphony, the Pasadena Youth Symphony Philharmonic, and the Tulare County Symphony.… He also composes film scores and works in musical theater…. Tinkham is music director of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and assistant conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra…. The ASO’s search committee selected a first alternate, Troy Quinn of Los Angeles. Quinn is music director of the Portsmouth Rhode Island Institute Orchestra and the Juneau Symphony…. The committee [was] formed to replace longtime music director John Thomas Dodson, who spent 14 years at the ASO’s helm.”

Posted June 8, 2015