Wyoming Symphony selects Christopher Dragon as music director

Posted on: May 24, 2019

“Christopher Dragon was in an airport in Australia preparing for the long trip back to Denver when he received a call from the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra,” writes Dan Cepeda in Friday’s (5/24) Oil City News (Casper, WY). “The job of WSO music director was his…. He had just finished a concert performance in his native Australia and [headed] back to Denver in time for another performance with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, where he’s been associate conductor for four seasons…. The WSO publicly announced their choice … on Thursday night…. In addition to the Wyoming job, Dragon received a promotion at the CSO to resident conductor. [WSO Executive Director Rachel] Bailey and Dragon believe the relationship between the two orchestras will benefit both.… Dragon is already deep into programming the upcoming season [and intends] to commission an American female composer he knows to write a piece for the WSO in honor of 150th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Wyoming [1869]…. Dragon’s contract is for three years…. Among the goals are to expand the number of performances … add more pops concerts [and] take the orchestra … out of the concert hall more often.” Dragon succeeds Matthew Savery, who stepped down in 2018.

Posted May 24, 2019