Mid-Texas Symphony’s new music director, Akiko Fujimoto, prepares for inaugural season

Posted on: July 2, 2019

“The Mid-Texas Symphony is presenting its new conductor to the communities it serves,” writes Jack Morgan in Wednesday’s (6/26) Texas Public Radio. “Her name is Akiko Fujimoto, and you may remember her [as associate conductor of the San Antonio Symphony from 2012 to 2017]…. ‘I’m finishing up my second season as the Associate Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra,’ Fujimoto said…. That said, she’s back in South Texas.… ‘I’ve just been appointed the music director of the Mid-Texas Symphony,’ she said.… The Mid-Texas Symphony isn’t bound to one city. They serve both New Braunfels and Seguin, and communities around those cities…. ‘The musicians hail from San Antonio and Austin symphonies as well as many other orchestras in the region,’ Fujimoto said…. Her position with the Minnesota Symphony is her primary work. She’s here now to hit the streets in New Braunfels and Seguin [for] ‘a tour of meet and greets and listening to the leaders in the community and members of the orchestra board and staff and musicians and just get to know you kind of week,’ she said. Her first public concert with the Mid-Texas Symphony is on September 15 at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin.”

Posted July 2, 2019

Akiko Fujimoto photo by Josh Kohanek