The 2018/19 season marks a major turning point for the Spokane Symphony. We are celebrating our beloved Maestro Eckart Preu’s farewell season as he concludes his 15-year tenure. We deeply appreciate the new artistic heights that have been reached under his leadership. We received 188 music director applications for his position to lead the orchestra on a continuing path of excellence. This season, you will experience a variety of conducting styles. Maestro Preu will lead Classics 1, 3, 4, 5 and our finale, Classics 10, while the finalists will each conduct one of the remaining five Classics concerts.
The five finalists, chosen after an extensive, four-month-long international search, include three U.S.-based conductors and two who are currently based overseas. Candidates will rehearse and conduct the orchestra, meet with staff and members of the Board of Trustees, and with a wide variety of community residents who are connected with the Spokane Symphony. A new music director will be announced at the end of the season.
Surveys about each Music Director Finalist are sent to audience members on the Monday afternoon following the concert. If you attended the concert and have not received a survey link by Tuesday, please call 509.624.1200 or email us for the link