Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hartford Symphony Taps First Woman Music Director

Former Seattle Symphony associate conductor Carolyn Kuan has been named music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the Connecticut orchestra announced today.
Kuan, selected after a two-year search, becomes the 10th music director in the orchestra's 68-year history. Kuan returned to Seattle's Benaroya Hall to conduct the third annual "Celebrate Asia!" event on Friday night.

Kuan has also served as artist-in-residence at the New York City Ballet and assistant conductor for the Baltimore Opera Company, and she has appeared with Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Baltimore, Detroit and San Francisco symphonies, the Louisville Orchestra and many others.  more