Music

A “Young” Conductor for the ASO

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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has had a vacant Assistant Conductor position since 2009. It’s a job where many young conductors make a name for themselves.

After several rounds of auditions, the ASO has selected Joseph Young – a truly “young” man of only 31.

Maestro Young was born in Charleston and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2004 and the Peabody Conservatory in 2009.

He’s also a trumpet player, music educator and former resident conductor of the Phoenix Symphony. 

WABE’s Lois Reitzes spoke with Young earlier and began by asking him about his final round of auditions for the ASO – and what happened when he finally met Robert Spano.Joseph Young talks with Lois Reitzes.

Joseph Young replaces long-time ASYO Music Director, staff conductor and ASO cellist Jere Flint when he retires at the end of the 2013-14 season.