Williamsburg Symphony names Michael Butterman music director

Posted on: March 1, 2022

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra’s search for its new music director has come to a close. WSO announced that Michael Butterman has been appointed as the organization’s new music director,” writes Molly Feser in Sunday’s (2/27) Williamsburg Yorktown Daily (Williamsburg, VA). “Butterman … will assume his new title in July and will begin conducting concerts in September of the 2022-2023 season. Boulder succeeds Janna Hymes, who ended her tenure as Music Director in May of 2019.… Following his audition with a Masterworks concert in November, Butterman was appointed the new music director…. Butterman grew up in Northern Virginia and attended the University of Virginia and earned his doctorate in conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music…. He is also the longtime Music Director of the Pennsylvania Philharmonic,” and is music director of the Boulder Philharmonic and Shreveport Symphony orchestras. He has led “many prominent ensembles throughout the country, including the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, and Houston Symphony. ‘Michael Butterman’s creative artistry and exciting programming will no doubt thrill our current audiences, and influence the greater arts community in profound ways,’ executive director Carolyn Keurajian said.”