Friday, November 9, 2012

Symphony conductors re-up

The Richmond Symphony’s two artistic leaders, Music Director Steven Smith and Associate Conductor Erin R. Freeman, have renewed their contracts with the orchestra.

Smith, who took over as music director in 2010, has extended his commitment to the symphony through the 2015-16 season. Smith also is music director of the Santa Fe Symphony in New Mexico and artistic director of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony in Ohio. He and his wife, Stacia Lewandowski, live in Richmond.

Freeman, who became the orchestra’s associate conductor in 2007 and took over artistic direction of the Richmond Symphony Chorus later that year, has renewed through the 2014-15 season.