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..