Pittsburgh Symphony hires assistant conductors Jacob Joyce and Moon Doh

Posted on: October 29, 2021

“The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s conducting stable has just grown by two batons,” writes Jeremy Reynolds in Thursday’s (10/28) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Jacob Joyce and Moon Doh are the newly appointed assistant conductors at the PSO, where they will assist with recording projects and conduct the Learning and Community Engagement and school concerts and summer programs. Joyce is the current resident conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony and will make his Pittsburgh debut on Nov. 20 with the ‘Light Up Night’ concert. Doh, a South Korean native and artistic director and conductor of the Flora Symphony Orchestra in Cologne, Germany, will begin his tenure with the PSO in January…. Both Joyce and Doh are joining the PSO for a two-year term. Music director Manfred Honeck recently extended his contract to 2028 and conducts about half of the classical subscription series concerts as well as special concerts and other events. Byron Stripling was appointed principal pops conductor in 2020 and made his Heinz Hall debut with the orchestra on Oct. 1. He’ll conduct four of the orchestra’s seven pops programs. As always, a rotating cast of guest conductors will pass through the city to lead the remainder of the orchestra’s concerts.”