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THE SCOOP | Hamilton Philharmonic’s Gemma New Appointed Principal Guest Conductor Of Dallas Symphony

By Michael Vincent on October 22, 2018

Rising young conductor Gemma New has been named Principal Guest Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO).

The appointment requires two weeks of concerts to take place during the 2019/20 season and three additional weeks of concerts in the 2020/21 season.

“It is a great pleasure and privilege to be named to this position at the Dallas Symphony,” said New in a press release statement. “I am looking forward to joining these exceptional musicians on the Meyerson Symphony Center stage, creating transformative performances with them as well as making many new friends in Dallas.”

Gemma New, who joined the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra in 2016 and is under contract until 2021. She is also Resident Conductor of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. New remains under contract with the HPO through 2021.

“Gemma is one of the most exciting young conductors active on the international stage today,” said Kim Noltemy, Dallas Symphony Association President & CEO. “Our search committee was extremely impressed with her inspiring podium leadership and the excellent artistic achievements during her St. Louis Symphony tenure. We know that she will be a fantastic artistic complement to incoming Music Director Fabio Luisi.”

New’s appearances in 2019 will coincide with the DSO’s inaugural Women in Classical Music Symposium.

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig van Toronto. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig van Toronto. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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