Who Will Be the CSO's Next Maestro?
Our Meet the Maestro series was thrilling as we experienced firsthand the conducting styles of our three finialists - Ron Spigelman, Kelly Corcoran and Janna Hymes.
The Carmel Symphony Orchestra's Search Committee evaluated more than 130 applications for the Music Director/Conductor position, and conducted 12 Skype interviews before narrowing to the three finalists.
At each of the finalist's 2017 CSO audition concerts, patrons were given the opportunity to take a survey and provide feedback.
Among the qualities that the selection committee focused on were exceptional musicianship and conducting skills, as well as significant conducting experience and knowledge of a broad classical repertoire. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to inspire and excite the musicians of the orchestra. In addition, a passion for music education; strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills and vision; and the ability to make symphonic music relevant and exciting for existing and new audiences through both traditional and innovative means are important attributes sought in the next music director.
Are you on pins and needles waiting to find out who the next Maestro of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra will be? Don't worry it will be soon, CSO friends.
As is the tradition with the CSO, the orchestra musicians will have “final say” regarding the choice of the new music director/conductor, voting for their choice after the conclusion of the season. The new conductor will begin his/her tenure with the 2017-18 season.
Learn more about each candidate here: