BENJAMIN ZANDER, music director of New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra for the past 38 years, has announced a three-year plan for leadership transition at the YPO. He will retain the title of music director through 2013, and will maintain his usual rehearsal and concert schedule with the YPO during the 2011-12 season as New England Conservatory conducts a search for his successor. The 2012-13 season will be planned as a celebration of Zander’s 40th anniversary at the helm of the orchestra. NEC’s goal is to announce a music director designate for the YPO by June 2012 and introduce that individual to the Prep School, the College, and the community the following year.   

Posted August 5, 2011