Baton Rouge Symphony prepares for Muffitt’s final, 21st season as music director

Posted on: July 8, 2019

“Conductor Timothy Muffitt, who has announced his retirement, will be the focus of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 season,” writes Robin Miller in Saturday’s (7/6) Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA). “ ‘It’s all about Timothy Muffitt,’ said Eric Marshall, the symphony’s new executive director. ‘He’s been with the symphony for 21 years, and he’ll be retiring at the end of this season. So, we’re making this season all about him.’ Ilya Kaler, the only violinist to win gold medals in the three major violin competitions, will open the orchestra series Sept. 26 in the concert ‘Tchaikovsky and Pines of Rome.’ Other concerts include: ‘Sci-Fi—Music of the Final Frontier’ on Nov. 21; ‘Mozart Birthday Bash’ on Jan. 23; ‘Brahms’ Fourth Symphony,’ featuring cellist Zuill Bailey, on March 19; and ‘Beethoven’s Ninth’ on April 24. A gala honoring Muffitt will follow the final concert…. The season also includes the orchestra’s ‘Home for the Holidays’ concert … and Holiday Brass … Holiday Brass is part of the Lamar Chamber Series, which also includes Bachtoberfest … Oct. 24 … and the BRSO Chamber Players … Feb. 13.”

Posted July 8, 2019