Artistic: Michigan Philharmonic

Posted on: December 12, 2017

The Michigan Philharmonic has signed a three-year contract extension with music director and conductor NAN WASHBURN. Since Washburn became the Philharmonic’s music director in 1999, the orchestra has won eighteen ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming from the League of American Orchestras and worked with multiple contemporary composers. Washburn previously served as artistic director of the West Hollywood Orchestra and music director of Orchestra Sonoma, the Camellia Symphony, and the San Francisco State University Symphony Orchestra. She was co-founder, artistic director, and associate conductor of the San Francisco-based Women’s Philharmonic from 1980 to 1990. Beth Stewart, the Philharmonic’s executive director, said, “Nan brings the background and artistic leadership we need as the organization enters an exciting phase with the possibility of having a performance home for the orchestra.”

Posted December 12, 2017