David Cho to remain Lubbock Symphony’s music director through 2020

Posted on: August 6, 2018

“Lubbock Symphony Orchestra music director and conductor David Cho has accepted a contract extension … for an eighth season, specifically through the 2019-2020 season,” writes William Kerns in Thursday’s (8/2) Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, TX). “Cho began his tenure as conductor in the 2012-2013 season. Cho will begin his seventh season as music director, leading the orchestra through its 72nd season, which begins Sept. 21…. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Cho immigrated to the U.S. in 1985. He … attended Oberlin College and Conservatory, earning a bachelor’s degree in piano performance, as well as the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University where he earned a master’s degree in piano performance. Cho was the New World Symphony conducting fellow for the 2003-2004 season, and the resident conductor of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra from 2004 to 2006. He … served as associate conductor for the Utah Symphony from 2006 to 2011…. ‘David Cho has worked to increase awareness of the orchestra within the city, to discover new creative opportunities for our phenomenal orchestra and to better engage the community with the LSO’s mission,’ said Galen Wixson, LSO president and CEO…. ‘We are so happy he agreed to extend his relationship with our organization.’ ”

Posted August 6, 2018