Frederick Symphony’s next music director is Glenn Quader, Frederick native

Posted on: August 14, 2015

In Thursday’s (8/13) Frederick News-Post (Frederick, Maryland), Marissa Horn writes, “A new maestro will lead the Frederick Symphony Orchestra this fall following an 18-month search that concluded in mid-June. The symphony, founded in 1997, chose Glenn Quader from 44 candidates to fulfill the position as the new conductor and music director. Quader, of Frederick, worked as the symphony’s assistant director” from 2003 to 2009…. ‘I don’t want to say [I have a] hometown advantage, but it helps already having allies in this orchestra,’ he said.… He is excited to stand up as the symphony’s maestro at their first concert on Oct. 24 and share the symphony’s musical talent with the audience. ‘There’s really something special about that moment when you have that whole collective audience and it gives you a chance to make an impression—to move and draw them in,’ Quader said.” Quader earned his bachelor’s in music from Florida International University and a master’s degree in orchestral conducting at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University. He has conducted the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra in Virginia, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, the American Philharmonic Orchestra in Virginia, and the Maryland Lyric Opera.

Posted August 14, 2015