A new Detroit maestro: DSO names young Italian conductor Jader Bignamini as music director

Jan 23, 2020 227

BY: Brian McCollum

A venerated Detroit institution is handing its musical reins to a rising star. In a bold, forward-looking move, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra has hired charismatic young Italian conductor Jader Bignamini as its music director — the 43-year-old's first time in that role anywhere. Bignamini’s six-year contract will begin with the 2020-2021 DSO season that commences later this year.

As maestro, artistic programmer and public ambassador, Bignamini will lead the evolving DSO into the 2020s, shaping the musical identity and spirit of an organization that bills itself as “the most accessible orchestra on the planet.” Speaking with the Detroit Free Press on Tuesday, the upbeat conductor promised "an incredible experience."

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SOURCE: https://eu.freep.com

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