Greensboro Symphony’s Dmitry Sitkovetsky on new beginnings, expanding audiences

Posted on: September 28, 2017

In Wednesday’s (9/27), Jeryl Brunner profiles Dmitry Sitkovetsky, music director of North Carolina’s Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. “When he was 22 Sitkovetsky left a comfortable … career as a classical musician in the Soviet Union and emigrated to the United States to begin again…. He is the fourth generation of professional musicians in his family. Their dynasty goes back to 1889…. The move to the United States was instrumental in Sitkovetsky’s success as a performer, creator and facilitator. His career as a violin soloist is documented in several dozen recordings…. For the past 15 years he has been the music director of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. ‘I am very proud of the way it has grown, developed,’ … he says of the symphony which will have a sparkly new venue in 2019 at The Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. The upcoming move also inspired Sitkovetsky to expand their future audiences. To that end, Greensboro Symphony will launch their 58th season [on Sept. 28] with an entirely new concept of experiencing classical music with Not So Classical … a hybrid involving film with live concert performance … produced and directed by filmmaker David Donnelly [and starring] actor Ken Jeong.”

Posted September 28, 2017