New additions to San Francisco Symphony’s conducting roster

Posted on: September 17, 2021

“The San Francisco Symphony has added three men and a woman to its conducting staff in advance of the 2021–22 season,” writes Sarah Shay in Thursday’s (9/16) Musical America (subscription required). “Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser joins as the resident conductor of engagement and education, while Kyle Dickson, Molly Turner, and Ross Jamie Collins are Salonen Fellows in the Colburn School Conservatory of Music’s Negaunee Conducting Program. Bartholomew-Poyser’s is a three-year appointment…. He is principal education conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and artist in residence and community ambassador of Symphony Nova Scotia…. Dickson, Turner, and Collins join the SFS as an extension of their work in the Colburn School Conservatory of Music’s Negaunee Conducting Program. They will each serve as an assistant conductor to [Music Director Esa-Pekka] Salonen…. Dickson is also assistant conductor of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, and has previously served as music director of Chicago’s South Loop Symphony…. Violinist/violist Turner conducts and composes and has recently worked with the Dallas Opera, Juilliard, and Rice Campanile orchestras…. Collins, a Finnish-British conductor, began his studies with … Salonen at Colburn in fall 2019. This upcoming season he debuts with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Turku Philharmonic, Finland.”