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Colorado Symphony publicizes Peter Oundjian as Principal Conductor

Colorado Symphony publicizes Peter Oundjian as Principal Conductor

Peter Oundjian beforehand served as Music Director for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish Nationwide Orchestra.

DENVER — Peter Oundjian has been appointed the brand new Principal Conductor of the Colorado Symphony, the Colorado Symphony Affiliation (CSA) introduced Tuesday.

Oundjian served because the orchestra’s Principal Visitor Conductor from 2003 to 2006 and has been a frequent collaborator.

Oundjian beforehand had a 14-year tenure because the Music Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and was on the helm of the Royal Scottish Nationwide Orchestra for six years.

“I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of the Colorado Symphony as Principal Conductor,” stated Oundjian. “As I’ve at all times loved working with this extraordinary orchestra. The extent of musicianship and dedication among the many gamers, and the group’s willingness to experiment, collaborate and push the boundaries of what an American orchestra may be, makes this a really thrilling partnership.”

Oundjian was named Music Director of the Colorado Music Competition in 2019 and continues in that function.

“A dynamic presence within the conducting world, Oundjian is famend throughout the globe for his vibrant collaborative spirit and fascinating musicality,” stated an announcement from the CSA. “Along with his work on the rostrum, the place he’ll conduct six Classics performances every season, Oundjian will take a number one function within the inventive planning for the CSA, reimagining the normal symphonic mannequin and positioning the Colorado Symphony as a preeminent twenty first century orchestra.”

Oundjian spent fourteen years as the primary violinist of the famend Tokyo String Quartet, stated CSA.

“The appointment of Peter Oundjian as our Principal Conductor is a transformational second for our orchestra and our group,” stated CSA’s Chief Creative Officer Anthony Pierce. “The Colorado Symphony is reimagining the chances for dwell symphonic music, and Peter will play an integral half in that course of transferring ahead. Peter is a conductor and chief of the very best caliber, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to Denver.”

“On behalf of the Colorado Symphony Board of Trustees, we’re delighted to welcome Peter Oundjian as our new Principal Conductor,” stated Board Co-Chairs Richard Krugman and Julie Rubsam. “We sit up for the expertise and enthusiasm he’ll carry to the CSA as we think about a shiny future for dwell symphonic music in Colorado.”

Colorado concertgoers will see Oundjian on the rostrum for Holst’s “The Planets” from March 25-27, Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony on April 16, and the Colorado Symphony’s season finale of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony from Could 27-29.

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