Tulsa’s Signature Symphony names three candidates for artistic director

Posted on: September 24, 2020

“Three acclaimed conductors have been selected as finalists to become the next artistic director of the Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College,” writes James D. Watts in Sunday’s (9/20) Tulsa World (OK). “Robert Franz, Alejandro Gómez Guillén, and Scott Seaton were selected from a pool of 80 applicants during a nationwide search” to replace Andrés Franco, who stepped down in May 2020 and “will return for an official ‘farewell concert’ in 2021…. The Signature Symphony recently announced its revamped [2020-21] season, which will focus primarily on virtual concerts and educational events, as well as in-person performances when possible. The three finalists will be taking part in some of this season’s virtual events, and will be featured in the 2021-2022 season…. Franz … serves as music director of the Windsor [Canada] Symphony Orchestra and Fairbanks [Alaska] Summer Arts Festival Orchestra, associate conductor of the Houston Symphony, and artistic advisor of the Boise Baroque Orchestra…. Guillén … is … artistic director and conductor of Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, artistic director of Sphere Ensemble, and acting concertmaster/principal second violin of Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale…. Seaton is … music director of the North State Symphony in Northern California … and serves as principal conductor of [California’s] Veridian Symphony Orchestra.”