Wyoming Symphony’s Matthew Savery steps down after ten years

Posted on: May 14, 2018

After ten years as music director of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, on Saturday Matthew Savery led his final concert, an all-Tchaikovsky program, reports Elysia Conner in Friday’s (5/11) Casper Star Tribune (Casper, WY). “Savery plans to spend more time with … his son, Adam, and wife [soprano] Catherine Viscardi Savery at home in Bozeman, where he also conducts the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra…. Savery credits the whole team of musicians and administrators for the Wyoming Symphony’s accomplishments…. One of his contributions was starting Wyoming Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition…. Nimi McConigley has attended Wyoming Symphony Orchestra concerts for more than 40 years and said she’s never heard the orchestra sound better…. The symphony and ensembles of its players have been expanding more into the community including performances at hospitals, nursing homes and brunches at the Nicolaysen Art Museum, she said. ‘I think the symphony has become sort of the people’s music, and I think that’s a great step for any symphony in a small town,’ she said.” Said Savery, “I feel really good about … leaving the symphony in a lot better condition that I found it, which I think is the best anyone can hope for in a job.”

Posted May 14, 2018