Friday, February 27, 2015

Conductor reshuffle (con't.)

Another US orchestra joins the crowd recruiting new maestros.

Mei-Ann Chen, music director of the Memphis Symphony, who has been winning high praise in her guest-conducting appearances (among them, a Richmond Symphony performance last season:, will leave the financially troubled Memphis orchestra next year. Her departure was not unexpected:

Chen continues as music director of the Chicago Sinfonietta, which she took over in 2011 after the retirement of its founder, the Richmond-born conductor Paul Freeman.