Six music director candidates to conduct the West Virginia Symphony in 2016-17

Posted on: April 14, 2016

The Charleston-based West Virginia Symphony Orchestra has announced that six finalists for the music director post will lead the orchestra in guest engagements during its 2016-17 season. Selected from a pool of 167 applicants, the six candidates are Kayoko Dan, music director of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, who will lead the WVSO on September 17, 2016; Keitaro Harada, associate conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Richmond (Va.) Symphony (October 21-23, 2016); Stilian Kirov, music director of Symphony in C (Camden and Haddonfield, N.J.) and the Bakersfield (Calif.) Symphony Orchestra (November 12-13, 2016); Daniel Meyer, music director of the Erie (Pa.) Philharmonic and Asheville (N.C.) Symphony (March 4, 2017); Lawrence Loh, music director of Symphoria (Syracuse, N.Y.) and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic (April 8, 2017); and Kevin Rhodes, music director of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra (Traverse City, Mich.) and Springfield (Mass.) Symphony Orchestra, and principal conductor of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston (May 6-7, 2017). 

Posted April 14, 2016