Wyoming Symphony music director to miss Sunday concert, following visa delay

Posted on: August 23, 2019

“The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra’s new music director, Christopher Dragon, won’t be able to conduct Saturday’s Pops in the Park concert due to a delay with his new U.S. visa,” writes Elysia Conner in Tuesday’s (8/20) Casper Star Tribune (Casper, WY). “The ‘Pops in the Park: A Musical Tribute to John Williams’ will continue as scheduled with guest conductor Scott O’Neil. A ‘paperwork delay’ outside of his control has been resolved, and Dragon is expected to return to the U.S. soon, said Wyoming Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Rachel Bailey. Dragon plans to begin the symphony’s 2019-20 ‘Celebration’ season, which opens with an Oct. 5 concert, she said. ‘There wasn’t anything wrong with the visa,’ Bailey said. ‘And there weren’t any questions about letting him back into the country.’ … Dragon last month attended the symphony’s annual Wine on the River fundraiser…. The symphony received word Tuesday morning that Dragon, from Australia, has received his two-year visa, Bailey said. He traveled to Australia last month before his prior visa expired at the of July, she said. With his current visa approved, the symphony does not anticipate any further issues with Dragon’s upcoming scheduled performances.”

Posted August 23, 2019