Conductor Michael Repper.

In Sunday’s (3/24) Virginia Living, Madeline Mayhood writes, “Michael Repper, a hot ticket in conducting circles, regularly guest conducts orchestras all over the world. With infectious enthusiasm, he’s secured a reputation for not only exciting audiences across all spectrums, but also for promoting new and diverse talents. The youngest North American conductor to win a Grammy Award in Best Orchestral Performance (for the New York Youth Symphony’s “Works by Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, and Valerie Coleman”), Repper and his baton can often be found in Virginia: as music director of the Ashland Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Neck Orchestra of Virginia based in Kilmarnock. In Easton, Maryland, he’s music director of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. As the temperatures drop, we [asked] him what he recommends listening to that will chase the winter blues away.” Repper’s list of recordings includes Marin Alsop leading the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in works by contemporary American composer Kevin Puts; jazz vocalist Samara Joy’s Linger Awhile; Imani Winds’ 2006 album including works by Ravel and Valerie Coleman; Neave Trio’s Her Voice—Piano Trios by Beach, Clarke, Farrenc; and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields’ recording of Mozart’s Symphony 35 and 41 led by Neville Marriner.