Artistic: Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra

Posted on: January 10, 2018

The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut has named YUGA COHLER as music director. Cohler will lead his first concert as the orchestra’s music director at its season-ending concert on May 5, 2018. Currently music director of the Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) Debut Chamber Orchestra in Los Angeles, Cohler came to prominence with the creation of Yeethoven, an orchestral work comparing the works of Beethoven and Kanye West, which received widespread media attention and will be produced this January by Lincoln Center in New York City. Cohler leads the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra on a regular basis, has appeared as a guest conductor with the Juilliard and New Amsterdam symphony orchestras, and served as cover conductor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. He won the Paolo Vero Orchestra Prize at the Toscanini International Conducting Competition in October 2017, and will return to Parma, Italy in March 2018 to conduct the Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic for a concert celebrating the 150th anniversary of Toscanini’s birth. Cohler is a graduate of Harvard University and the Juilliard School.

Posted January 10, 2018