Monday, December 6, 2010

Freeman reups with symphony

Erin R. Freeman, associate conductor of the Richmond Symphony and director of the Richmond Symphony Chorus, has renewed her contract with the orchestra through the
2012-13 season.

Freeman is the principal conductor of the symphony’s Pops and LolliPops series and is director of the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra. She also conducts several of the orchestra’s subscription classical concerts each season. She will lead performances of Beethoven’s "Missa Solemnis" in May.

A native of Atlanta who sang in choruses led by the late Robert Shaw, Freeman holds a doctorate in orchestral conducting from Peabody Conservatory. She joined the symphony in 2007 after serving as music director of the Richmond Philharmonic. She took over the Symphony Chorus in the 2007-08 season, following the retirement of its founding director, James Erb.