Washington’s Bainbridge Symphony names Mario Alejandro Torres music director

Posted on: July 6, 2018

“Mario Alejandro Torres’ guest-conducting appearance with the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra in February wasn’t supposed to be an audition for the vacant music director job,” writes Michael C. Moore in Thursday’s (7/5) Kitsap Sun (Bremerton, WA). “But it turned out to be—and a successful one at that. Bainbridge Performing Arts executive director Dominique Cantwell announced [the appointment] Thursday…. ‘Mario guest conducted the BSO’s February concert and wowed the musicians with his skill,’ Cantwell said in a press release…. Torres, a native of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, currently is based in Seattle, where he has served in a conducting fellowship with the Seattle Symphony, assisting Maestro Ludovic Morlot in collaboration with artists such as Hilary Hahn and John Luther Adams. He recently completed his first year as music director of the Poulsbo Community Orchestra and his first year of doctoral studies at the University of Washington. Also a gifted violist and violinist, Torres … had an interest in conducting from an early age…. Torres said, … ‘I look forward to supporting the organization’s artistic goals, and expanding the BSO’s engagement with the wonderful community of Bainbridge Island.’ … Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-19 four-concert classical series kicks off Nov. 10 and 11.”

Posted July 6, 2018