BERNARD RUBENSTEIN, music director of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, has signed a three-year renewal of his contract that extends his tenure with the orchestra through the 2011-12 season. The FMSO, which serves the area encompassing Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., has been led by Rubenstein since 2003. A resident of Santa Fe, he served previously as music director of the Tulsa Philharmonic and Santa Fe Symphony, as a conductor at the Santa Fe Opera, and as associate conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Rubenstein has guest conducted orchestras and opera companies in such U.S. cities as Chicago, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, and Los Angeles, and for the past seven years has traveled annually to Cuba for conducting engagements with Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional in Havana and Orquesta Sinfonica de Oriente in Santiago de Cuba.

Posted May 15, 2009