Salina Symphony in Kansas names five music director candidates

Posted on: September 14, 2020

“There is an international flavor to the five finalists vying for the position of conductor and music director of the Salina Symphony,” writes Gary Demuth in Thursday’s (9/10) Salina Journal (Salina, KS). “The finalists, chosen from more than 100 applicants, hail from France, Israel, Transylvania and the U.S. and represent some of the finest conductors working in the field today, said Adrienne Allen, executive director of the Salina Symphony.” The finalists are Yaniv Attar, Mélisse Brunet (a participant in the League of American Orchestras’ 2018 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview), Devin Patrick Hughes, Yaniv Segal, and Vlad Vizireanu. “A search committee composed of Salina Symphony board members, symphony musicians and staff began a national search in January, eventually narrowing down the more than 100 initial applicants to 14 semifinalists and then to the final five. The conductor eventually chosen to head the Salina Symphony will replace interim conductor David Littrell, who will conduct a shortened 2021 spring/summer season beginning in March…. During the upcoming search season, the Salina community will have the opportunity to provide feedback throughout a week of special events highlighting each candidate, culminating in a concert conducted by each candidate during the Salina Symphony’s 2021-2022 season.”