Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Akiko Fujimoto, and Earl Lee to make San Francisco Symphony podium debuts in February

Posted on: December 14, 2021

“Three conductors are slated to make a joint debut in the San Francisco Symphony’s orchestral series next year, sharing conducting duties for the program that was originally scheduled to be led by the late Michael Morgan,” writes Joshua Kosman in Friday’s (12/10) San Francisco Chronicle. “Earl Lee, Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser and Akiko Fujimoto are scheduled to each conduct part of the program set for Feb. 17-19, which was planned by the longtime Oakland Symphony music director before he died on Aug. 20. Fujimoto, music director of the Mid-Texas Symphony in Seguin, Texas, will conduct the first Symphony performance of Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3, which Morgan had introduced to Bay Area audiences in Oakland in 2019. Lee, an assistant conductor with the Boston Symphony, will conduct Carlos Simon’s ‘Amen!’ and César Franck’s ‘Le Chasseur maudit,’ and Bartholomew-Poyser—the orchestra’s recently named resident conductor of engagement and education—will conduct Brahms’ ‘Alto Rhapsody’ and a group of spirituals featuring mezzo-soprano Melody Wilson.”