In Thursday’s (6/11) Buffalo Business First, James Fink reports, “The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has named a new associate conductor to replace the soon-to-be departing Robert Franz. And, at the same time, the orchestra will welcome a conducting fellow through a partnership with the League of American Orchestras. Matthew Kraemer, who held the prestigious the Bruno Walter Associate Conductor chair with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, has been named the BPO’s new associate conductor. Kraemer will re-locate to Buffalo and make his Kleinhans Music Hall debut on Sept. 26 during the BlueCross BlueShield Pops Series opener featuring Johnny Mathis. Kraemer was selected from more than 140 candidates the BPO considered, said Dan Hart, orchestra executive director. … In addition, [Music Director JoAnn] Falletta announced that Joseph Young has been selected as the BPO’s conducting fellow for the 2009-2010 season. The fellowship is run through the League of American Orchestras and serves as an important training program for upcoming classical musicians and conductors.”

Posted June 12, 2009