Monday, August 22, 2016

Long Beach Symphony taps Preu

Eckart Preu, a former associate conductor of the Richmond Symphony (2001-04) and current music director of the Spokane (WA) Symphony and Stamford (CT) Symphony, has been named music director of the Long Beach Symphony in California.

The German-born Preu, a onetime boy chorister in the venerable Dresdner Kreuzchor, was chosen from a field of nine finalists. While continuing to lead the Spokane Symphony, he will take over his new orchestra in the 2017-18 season, the Long Beach Press-Telegram’s Richard Guzman reports: