“After a 10-month search, the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra announced Tuesday its four finalists for conductor during a press conference in the symphony’s Waymond L. Morris Recital Hall,” writes Bobbie Hayse on Wednesday (1/20) in the Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, Ky.). “A committee consisting of board members, community leaders, volunteers and orchestra musicians have chosen Daniel Black, Troy Quinn, Bruce Kiesling and Roger Kalia as finalists. As part of the continuing selection process, each will conduct one concert in the 2016-17 series.” Black is music director of the Oshkosh (Wis.) Symphony Orchestra and assistant conductor of the Fort Worth (Tex.) Symphony Orchestra. Quinn holds music directorships at Alaska’s Juneau Symphony and at the Ocean State Symphony in Newport, R.I. Kiesling holds two posts in California: music director of the Tulare County Symphony and assistant conductor of the Pasadena Symphony and Pops. Kalia is assistant conductor of the Pacific Symphony (Orange County, Calif.) and music director of the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra. The final selection will be made at the end of the 2016-17. Nicholas Palmer’s contract as music director runs through June 2016.
Posted January 21, 2016