Thierry Fischer to lead Utah Symphony through 2022

Posted on: May 25, 2017

“Thierry Fischer is adding more time to his run with the Utah Symphony,” writes Sean Means in Wednesday’s (5/24) Salt Lake Tribune. “Fischer and Utah Symphony | Utah Opera have agreed to an extension of the maestro’s contract as the symphony’s music director by three years…. Fischer’s current contract was set to expire at the end of the 2018-19 season. The new contract will mean Fischer will continue programming and conducting the Utah Symphony’s concerts through the 2021-22 season. Paul Meecham, president and CEO of USUO, said in a statement that he was ‘thrilled’ by Fischer’s contract extension…. The Swiss conductor [is] now finishing his sixth season leading the Utah Symphony.… Since Fischer started with the Utah Symphony in fall 2011, he and the orchestra have performed at Carnegie Hall, and toured the ‘Mighty 5’ Utah national parks—an event captured in a KUED documentary (narrated by Fischer) that won five regional Emmy awards. Fischer recently traveled with 16 Utah Symphony musicians to Haiti to teach classical music students and teachers…. During Fischer’s tenure, Utah Symphony also has launched a commissioning program of contemporary classical works…. Fischer began a term in March as principal guest conductor for the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.”

Posted May 25, 2017