“The Asheville Symphony Orchestra announced on Monday the six finalists for its music director position,” reports an unsigned story in Wednesday’s (1/18) Citizen Times (Asheville, N.C.). “The finalists are Jacomo Bairos, Darko Butorac, Nicholas Hersh, Rei Hotoda, Jayce Ogren and Garry Walker.… Each finalist will visit Asheville and will conduct a Masterworks concert in the 2017-18 season. Concert dates and programs will be announced this spring. Current Asheville Symphony Music Director Daniel Meyer will conduct the remaining concerts in the 2016-17 season, as well as the 2017-18 season-opening concert and a New Year’s Eve concert, which will be his final concert as music director.” Jacomo Bairos is music director of the Amarillo (Tex.) Symphony; Darko Butorac is music director of the Tallahassee (Fla.) and Missoula (Mont.) symphony orchestras; Nicholas Hersh is associate conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and artistic director of the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras; Rei Hotoda is associate conductor of the Utah Symphony Orchestra; Jayce Ogren is artistic director of Orchestra 2001 in Philadelphia; and Garry Walker is artistic director of conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and scheduled to begin in September 2017 as chief conductor of Germany’s Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz.
Posted January 19, 2017