Monday 19 December 2016

Michael Young named as assistant conductor of ESO

Michael Young
Michael Young
The English Symphony Orchestra (ESO), artistic director Kenneth Woods, has appointed Michael Young as the orchestra's first assistant conductor. The Worcestershire-based orchestra has had a busy year, including giving the first performance of John Joubert's opera Jane Eyre (which was recorded for issue on the SOMM label). Michael Young assisted Kenneth Woods on Jane Eyre and now the appointment is formalised.Michael Young is the co-founder and artistic director off the Beethoven Orchestra for Humanity.

ESO's 2016/17 season sees the orchestra commence its The 21st Century Symphony Project, commissioning, premiering and recording nine new symphonies by leading composers. The Project will be launched with the premiere of Philip Sawyers’ Third Symphony in February 2017 and continues with the premiere of David Matthews’ Ninth Symphony in 2018.

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