The Conductors Guild, a membership organization for conductors of symphony, opera, ballet, choral, band, contemporary, and chamber ensembles, has elected JULIUS WILLIAMS as president. Williams is artistic director and conductor of Boston’s Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra; music director and conductor of Trilogy: An Opera Company in New Jersey; a composer in residence with the Boston Symphony Orchestra; and a cover conductor at the Boston Pops. Williams has conducted the orchestras of Dallas, New Haven, Savannah, Hartford, Sacramento, Tulsa, Knoxville, Oklahoma, Vermont, and Akron, as well as the Harlem Symphony, Armor Artist Chamber Orchestra, Connecticut Opera, and Boston’s Kalistos Chamber Orchestra. He was music director of the Washington (D.C.) Symphony, and has also served as artistic director of the Music Festival of Costa del Sol, Spain; the School of Choral Studies at the New York State Summer School for the Arts; and the Tri-C Jazz Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. Williams has led and recorded with orchestras in Prague, Moscow, Serbia, Dubrovnik, Brno, and the Czech Republic. A prolific composer, Williams has written works for opera, ballet, orchestra, chamber ensemble, chorus and solo voice, dance, musical theater, and film.
Posted January 28, 2019
Julius Williams photo by John Farrer