William Boughton announced as interim conductor for Yale Symphony Orchestra

Posted on: August 9, 2018

“William Boughton, music director of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, will be the interim conductor of the Yale Symphony Orchestra (YSO) for the 2018-2109 academic year,” states an unsigned article at Yale News. “He is filling in for YSO conductor Toshiyuki Shimada, who will be on leave during that time. In addition to being the 10th music director of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Boughton has been a guest conductor for many noted orchestras, including the London Symphony, Philharmonia, and the Royal Philharmonic. He began his musical studies as a cellist at the Guildhall School of Music and Prague Academy. After studying under George Hurst and Sir Colin Davis, he formed an orchestra of his own, the English String Orchestra (ESO) … While conducting the ESO, he also was artistic and music director of the Jyvaskyla Sinfonia in Finland…. Boughton has created a cello studio in one of New Haven’s poorest neighborhoods and built the NHSO’s education department in service to city students. He has been a teacher for state and regional youth orchestras. He teaches score recording at the Yale School of Music…. He regularly records for the Nimbus and Lyrita labels and guest conducts throughout the United States.”

Posted August 9, 2018