From now until March, you could help make Greenville music history. The Greenville Symphony is in the process of selecting its new Music Director, and you’re invited to weigh in.
Six conductors — selected from a pool of 160 applicants from around the world — will lead unique concerts throughout the 2023-2024 season. Think of the shows like public “auditions” where each guest conductor will bring their all as they vie to be Edvard Tchivzhel’s successor in front of a live audience (psst... that’s you).
During each program, guests will get a snapshot of what to expect from the finalist if they become Music Director. Think: Curated music that’s a reflection of the conductors’ various musical perspectives.
In addition to rehearsing and performing with the Symphony, the finalists will spend a week in Greenville to get a feel for the energy and excitement of our city. They’ll explore, meet with community members, and work with students at local schools.
Without further ado, let’s meet the finalists + their blockbuster soloists:
- Geoffrey Robson with Andrius Žlabys (piano) | Quest and Destiny | Sept. 9 and Sept. 10
- John Devlin with Christylez Bacon (beatbox) | Music for Our Moment | Oct. 7 and Oct. 8
- Lee Mills with Simone Porter (violin) | Through the Looking Glass | Nov. 11 and Nov. 12
- Janna Hymes with Joshua Roman (cello) | Tales of Transformation | Jan. 20 and Jan. 21
- Wesley Schulz with Tessa Lark (violin) | Fusion and Fantastique | Feb. 17 and Feb. 18
- Yaniv Attar with Hector del Curto (bandonean) | The French Connection | March 16 and March 17
All shows will be in Peace Concert Hall, and tickets start at just $20. If you subscribe to all of the guest conductors’ concerts, you’ll have the chance to weigh in on the final decision.