Symphony Orchestra Augusta has selected three finalists for its music director position, with each candidate scheduled to conduct the orchestra in spring 2017. The three are Peter Rubardt, music director of the Pensacola Symphony, Meridian Symphony, and Gulf Coast Symphony; Steven Jarvi, who recently finished his tenure as resident conductor of the St. Louis Symphony and music director of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra; and Dirk Meyer, music director of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera of the North, in Duluth. The finalists were chosen by a committee comprising community members, musicians, staff, and board members. They will conduct concerts on February 25 (Rubardt), March 18 (Jarvi), and April 22 (Meyer). The search process began in September 2016, after Shizuo Z. Kuwahara stepped down as music director.
Posted January 11, 2017