American conductor JAMES GAFFIGAN has been named principal guest conductor of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Opera in Norway. The two-season appointment is effective immediately; Gaffigan will make his first appearances in his new role leading concerts in March. Han-Na Chang is the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Opera’s chief conductor. Gaffigan is currently chief conductor of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. He was recently appointed music director of the Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra, to begin in July 2021. Gaffigan has conducted U.S. orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as many international ensembles. His opera engagements include the Metropolitan Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Zürich Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, and Paris Opera. Gaffigan is married to Camilla Kjøll, a Norwegian violinist who plays regularly with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Opera as concertmaster.