Michigan’s Adrian Symphony appoints Bruce Kiesling music director

Posted on: June 6, 2016

“After a search process lasting almost two years, Bruce Kiesling has been named the Adrian Symphony Orchestra’s new music director,” writes Arlene Bachanov in Friday’s (6/3) Daily Telegram (Adrian, Mich.). “Kiesling, who conducted the Adrian Symphony Orchestra as a candidate in April, is currently music director of the Tulare County [Calif.] Symphony, music director of the Pasadena Youth Symphony Philharmonic, and conductor of the orchestra and opera performances at the University of California Santa Cruz. His tenure with the ASO officially begins July 1. Kiesling succeeds John Thomas Dodson, who stepped down at the end of the ASO’s 2014-15 season.” The search “drew more than 140 applicants.” Kiesling “said he intends to spend the upcoming season listening, ‘not only to the orchestra but to the community. I want to listen to what they want, to hear what they have to say about what a really, really powerful orchestra would be to them.… For the size of the community, and the size of the orchestra, this orchestra is spectacular,’ he added.”

Posted June 6, 2016

Bruce Kiesling photo by Daily Telegram / Lad Strayer