The Savannah Philharmonic Search Committee announces the addition of two Music Director candidates to its group of artists scheduled to lead orchestral and choral performances through the end of the 2019-20 season. This pair of prospective leaders comes from a group of 30 candidates that the search committee has identified in partnership with musicians, music industry leaders, community members and arts enthusiasts.
On April 6, at the Johnny Mercer Theater, “Rhapsody in Blue and the Firebird Suite” will be conducted by Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops, Keitaro Harada. On May 4, at the Johnny Mercer Theater, Joseph Young, currently the Artistic Director of Ensembles for the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University and formerly Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony and Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, will guide the Savannah Philharmonic through its epic performance of Mahler’s Second Symphony. Both Harada and Young have conducted prestigious orchestras across the globe, to wide acclaim.