Conductors Manahan and Parameswaran on the move

Posted on: February 4, 2021

In Tuesday’s (2/2) Musical America (subscription required), Susan Elliott reports on two American conductors. “George Manahan will step down as music director of the American Composers Orchestra at the expiration of his contract, on July 1, 2021. He arrived in the post in 2010 as only the third of ACO’s music directors; his predecessors were founding ACO Music Director Dennis Russell Davies and Steven Sloane. Manahan exits with the title of music director emeritus…. Manahan has led the ACO in 191 works by 162 composers and premiered 82 new pieces…. The current director of orchestral studies at the Manhattan School of Music and a guest conductor at the Curtis Institute of Music, Manahan is music director of the Portland Opera and presided over the New York City Opera with distinction for 14 seasons…. Vinay Parameswaran has seen an extension of his contract with the Cleveland Orchestra that includes a promotion, from assistant to associate conductor. In that post he will continue to serve as music director of the Cleveland Youth Orchestra…. A former conducting fellow at the Tanglewood Institute, he arrived in Cleveland in 2017, serving as cover conductor.… He has led the orchestra on several occasions.”