Matthew Savery to step down from Wyoming Symphony after 2017-18 season

Posted on: July 24, 2017

“The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra is gearing up for its 68th season—the last for longtime musical director Matthew Savery,” writes Elysia Conner in Sunday’s (7/23) Casper Star-Tribune (Casper, Wyoming). “Highlights will include an outdoor concert for August’s eclipse, a variety of guest artists and some of the most challenging music the orchestra has played…. The symphony will perform its first outdoor concert Aug. 20 in Washington Park… Violinist Alexander Markov will perform excerpts from his own rock concerto on his gold, six-string electric violin in ‘Close Encounters of the Symphonic Kind.’ The show includes music from ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Apollo 13’ and ‘E.T.’ Savery, who also directs the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, looks forward to spotlighting the WSO’s growing talent this season.… Savery will depart the WSO after the season—his tenth—to spend more time at home with his 4-year-old son, he said. ‘I’m very, very proud of what we’ve accomplished together with the Wyoming Symphony, from where we came from and where we are now, both artistically and as an organization … But I think it’s time for a change, for me and for the orchestra. Time for something new, some new vision.’ ”

Posted July 24, 2017