“This season, the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra has been searching for a new conductor,” writes Mike Gillaspia on Wednesday (4/5) at KRISTV.com (Corpus Christi, Texas). “Five finalists were identified and since October, four of those have had the chance to lead the CCSO in a concert. The final candidate will do so this week. Maestro Richard Buckley has chosen a program he hopes will impress concertgoers of all ages and tastes, entitled ‘Dancing & Traveling with Copland and Friends.’ It includes Kodaly’s Dances of Galanta, Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite, and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. Buckley, now in his 13th season with Austin Opera, has been heralded by critics across the world for his dynamic contributions and passionate conducting style in both the orchestral and operatic genres. The CCSO concert is happening Saturday, April 8th at the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center.” The report includes a video interview with Buckley and Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Lynne Haueter.
Posted April 10, 2017