In Sunday’s (2/17) Post & Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), Adam Parker reports, “The Charleston Symphony Orchestra, enjoying a popular resurgence, has announced programming for its 2013-14 season. Next season is a pivotal time for the symphony. It will select its new music director based on guest appearances by six candidates for the job, each of whom will conduct a concert in the Masterworks Series. The symphony once again will feature a Pops, Chamber and Masterworks series but will add a performance to each due to high demand. This year, the symphony moved into the Sottile Theatre while the Gaillard Auditorium is replaced with a concert hall. … ‘I am particularly excited about the commission of a piece for string orchestra and string quartet by Charleston’s own Edward Hart,’ Concertmaster and acting Artistic Director Yuriy Bekker said. … Much attention will be paid to the Masterworks Series, for one of the six guest conductors likely will become the symphony’s new music director.” Candidates include Michael Butterman, Ken Lam, Lawrence Loh, Sean Newhouse, Perry So, and Christopher Wilkins.

Posted February 19, 2013