South Carolina’s Charleston Symphony Orchestra has acquired the Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra, making CSYO a division of the CSO’s education programs. Approximately 70 Charleston tri-county area students from age 13 to 18 currently participate in the CSYO. “The acquisition of the CSYO by the CSO creates a new path for the talented young musicians and their future in music,” said outgoing CSYO President Janine Nagrodsky in a press release. Under the terms of the acquisition, a CSYO representative will sit on the CSO board, ensuring that the CSYO “receives the highest level of artistic oversight from Music Director Ken Lam, and administrative leadership from Director of Education and Community Engagement Mitsuko Flynn,” said CSO Executive Director Michael Smith. The CSO is accepting applications through February 23 for an assistant conductor, who will also serve as conductor of the CSYO.
Posted January 18, 2018