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After 20 Years In Atlanta, Robert Spano To Become Music Director Of Fort Worth Symphony

Robert Spano is in his final season as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, a role he has held since 2001.
Robert Spano is in his final season as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, a role he has held since 2001.
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Robert Spano will become music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for the 2022-23 season.

The Fort Worth Symphony said Tuesday the conductor will take the title of music director designate this April 1 and music director on Aug. 1, 2022, with a three-year term. He succeeds Miguel Harth-Bedoya, the music director from 2000-20.

Spano, who turns 60 on May 7, had been principal guest conductor since March 2019.

Spano is in his final season as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, a role he has held since 2001.

He was music director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic from 1996-2004 and has been music director of the Aspen Music Festival and School since 2011. Spano led the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s “Marnie” at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in 2018.