By BRENDAN KIRBY
A search committee soon will interview 12 semifinalists for Maryland Symphony Orchestra conductor, as the quest to replace Maestro Barry Tuckwell kicks into high gear.
Pointing to two boxes overflowing with 253 resumes, managing director Marc D. Levy said the nine-member search group winnowed the field to 36 in mid-June and to 12 in mid-August.
Levy said officials hope to wrap up interviews by mid-November and to cut the number to four or five finalists. Each finalist will direct the orchestra in practice for a week and conduct a performance during the 1998-1999 season.