Karidoyanes marks 25 years leading Plymouth Philharmonic

Posted on: May 21, 2019

Steven Karidoyanes (in photo) has served as the Plymouth Philharmonic’s music director for 25 years, “leading the Phil through highs and a few small lows, expanding its reach, adding concerts to the season and putting this orchestra on the map,” writes Emily Clark in Saturday’s (5/18) Wicked Local (Plymouth, Mass.) “When Karidoyanes began his tenure, it was a three-concert season; today it’s 10…. And today, the Phil is performing sold-out concerts [and] runs in the black…. For Karidoyanes, the success of the Phil is a family effort among the board of directors, the executive director, the musicians and the corporate side, not to mention the volunteers…. Performances from actors … and guest singers and musicians have enriched concerts with layers of entertainment. Films have accented pieces, and children’s choirs have made this orchestra accessible and exciting to every generation…. The Phil’s season-ending Spring Pops concerts, ‘Music of the Knights: Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Paul McCartney & Sir Elton John’ … were sold out well before the performances.” Karidoyanes says, “No one person can make this work…. I count my blessings that we have such a family of caring people who are the real stewards and heroes of the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra.”

Posted May 21, 2019