The second half of Mid-Texas Symphony’s 2018-2019 Season begins on February 17, 2019 at 4pm at the Performing Arts Center at Canyon High School in New Braunfels. We continue our search for the coveted position of MTS Music Director as Diane Witty, conductor, takes the stage. On Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 4pm at Jackson Auditorium in Seguin, the final candidate, Teresa Cheung, conducts/auditions.
There are two things to take into consideration when you attend the concerts – first MTS WILL name a new music director at the end of the season! We have had two guest conductor auditions thus far and with Wittry we turn the corner and look to the last two concerts.
Akiko Fujimoto and Silas Huff auditioned/conducted in September and October 2018 respectively. Diane Wittry and Teresa Cheung are slated for February and March 2019 respectively.
All the candidates are in for a grueling weekend with three rehearsals, one classical performance, three sit-down interviews and two children’s concert in just three days. Each of them bring a wealth of knowledge, musicianship and experience to the podium. The final choice is anyone’s guess, which is why you want to be at BOTH of the last concerts of 2018-2019. You will be asked to give us input on the candidate when you attend. Be a part of the MTS of the Future; come to the concert, experience the prospective conductor and give us your opinion!
Two – when you think of the PAC at Canyon High School - think beautiful, state-of-the-art venue with comfortable seating, excellent acoustics and a gorgeous proscenium stage. Long gone are the days of the cafeteria/auditorium (remember those horrible things we called the cafetorium?). So if the word High School scares you – do not worry the PAC is awesome, and you are going to love seeing the concert there.
Each candidate brings her/his own programming, music selections for the MTS children’s concerts and their hand-selected guest artist.
Check out more about the candidates, their experiences and the programs they have chosen to conduct for their auditions.