MSO narrows maestro search to four
By GUY FLETCHER
The search for a Maryland Symphony Orchestra conductor to succeed Barry Tuckwell has been narrowed down to four candidates, who will display their skills during performances next year.
"This is an outstanding group," said Dr. J. Emmet Burke, chairman of the MSO's board of the directors.
The finalists include:
Edward Cumming, resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, where he has conducted education, pops and community outreach concerts throughout western Pennsylvania. Cumming also worked with the Florida Orchestra and the Pacific Orchestra.
Barry Jekowsky, associate conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra and founder/music director of the 10-year-old California Symphony Orchestra.
Jekowsky has conducted many orchestras and was principal timpanist for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra for 14 years.
Elizabeth Schulze, associate conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra. Schulze also was music director and conductor of several orchestras and was the recipient of the first Aspen Music School Conducting Award in 1991.