Three music-director finalists announced for Spartanburg Philharmonic

Posted on: January 25, 2017

“The Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra is getting closer to naming a new music director,” writes Linda Conley in Sunday’s (1/22) Spartanburg Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, S.C.). The three finalists are Patrick Dupré Quigley, Stefan Sanders and Scott Seaton. Quigley is founder and artistic director of Seraphic Fire and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra. Sanders is resident conductor with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and music director for the Round Rock Symphony (Texas) and the Amherst (N.Y.) Symphony Orchestra; he was a participant in the 2016 League of American Orchestras Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview. Seaton is music director of the North State Symphony (Calif.) and was recently named principal conductor of the Veridian Symphony Orchestra (Calif.). “ ‘Plans are to name a new music director by March 2018,’ said Peter Kay, SPO director of marketing and operations.… The committee used guidelines from the League of American Orchestras to help with the search process.” Said SPO president-elect Laura Allen, “I was really excited about the diverse population on the search committee…. Musicians focused on the skills and abilities of the candidates… Board members and community members focused on how this person will relate to our community.” Sarah Ioannides steps down as music director at the end of this season.

Posted January 25, 2017