Colorado Symphony taps Peter Oundjian as principal conductor

Posted on: February 16, 2022

“Peter Oundjian was a principal guest conductor for the Colorado Symphony from 2003 to 2006 and has been a frequent collaborator with the orchestra since then, so it’s no wonder he’s been asked through the years to come on board for a longer-term relationship,” writes Jon Solomon in Tuesday’s (2/15) Westword (Denver, CO . “ ‘But I was always somewhere else,’ Oundjian says. The Colorado Symphony Association has finally found him in the right place, and has just announced Oundjian’s appointment as its principal conductor. The Toronto-born Oundjian … was music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for fourteen years before spending six years helming the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In 2019, he was named music director of the Colorado Music Festival, and continues in that role. As the CSA’s principal conductor, Oundjian will conduct six classics performances each season and will take a leading role in the artistic planning…. He’s worked on the programming for next season and has been the artistic consultant for the last two seasons.” Colorado Symphony Chief Artistic Officer Anthony Pierce said, “The Colorado Symphony is reimagining the possibilities for live symphonic music, and Peter will play an integral part in that process moving forward.”