The 2018/19 season marks a major turning point for the Spokane Symphony. We are celebrating our beloved Maestro Eckart Preu’s last season as he concludes his 15-year tenure and we fondly remember all of the challenges and new heights that the orchestra has experienced under his leadership. We have considered 188 music director applications to continue on this 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.