Prince George Symphony Orchestra Hires New Music Director
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Symphony Orchestra has announced Michael Hall as its new music director.
Since 2002 he has been working as a conductor in the United States where he is currently in his third season as music director of the Kennett Symphony in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
He’s also worked with symphonies in Florida, Houston, Toronto, Vancouver, Louisiana, Montana, Windsor, Costa Rica and Toledo.
Hall was one of five applicants invited to conduct a performance in Prince George prior to being chosen for the job.
“I couldn’t be more pleased to begin my tenure here,” he told reporters today during a media meet and greet at the PGSO Office. “When you conduct an orchestra I always say it’s like a blind date – you don’t know what to expect and when it kind of works together you’re very excited about it.
“I remember in the first rehearsal we had the music we made was something very special and it just grew from there.”
Born and raised in Toronto, Hall will move to Prince George this summer and begins his new job Aug. 1.