George Jackson named Amarillo Symphony’s next music director

Posted on: July 13, 2022

“The Amarillo Symphony recently announced that George Jackson will take over as the new music director,” writes David Gay in Monday’s (7/11) KAMR-TV/KCIT-TV (Amarillo, TX). “Jackson is expected to begin his tenure in September and will have an initial three-year term…. The search for the symphony’s new music director and conductor began after the symphony’s former director and conductor Jacomo Bairos ended his tenure with the symphony in November 2021. There were three finalists who participated in two performances each during the symphony’s 2022 season…. Jeff Booth, the leader of the symphony’s music director search committee, said … ‘We were impressed with how he inspired our musicians…. Off the podium, we viewed his ideas for the future of our Symphony and for collaboration with the other arts organizations in our area to be innovative and creative. We appreciate his vision for working with our youth and our schools.’ … Jackson … is based out of London, England…. Along with being the symphony’s conductor, Jackson will help with the symphony’s music program as well as its community outreach efforts. ‘When I first conducted the Amarillo Symphony earlier this year, I knew immediately that this was a very special orchestra,’ Jackson said.”