Lee Mills has been named music director of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina. Photo by Jeremy Fleming.

In Tuesday’s (5/14) Greenville Journal (South Carolina), Paul Hyde writes, “The Greenville Symphony Orchestra has appointed Lee Mills as its music director following a wide-ranging three-year search. Mills … succeeds Edvard Tchivzhel, who led the Greenville Symphony for almost a quarter of a century. Mills, 37 … signed a four-year contract … Audiences can expect an emphasis on the classics along with newer pieces or neglected works from the past, Mills said in a recent interview. Part of the orchestra’s 2024-25 season was scheduled before his appointment, but Mills has already planned the rest of the season…. The orchestra’s Concert Hall series opens at the Peace Center in October with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and concludes in May 2025 with the German composer’s Sixth Symphony … Works by familiar classical composers … will share space with such contemporary composers as Mason Bates, Jessie Montgomery, and João Guilherme Ripper…. Mills lives in Palm Springs, California, where he leads the presenting organization, Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic. But Greenville will be his second home … Mills … has led concerts with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic … The League of American Orchestras selected Mills for the 2018 Bruno Walter National Conductors Preview … Mills received his Graduate Performance Diploma and Artist’s Diploma in Orchestral Conducting at the Peabody Institute.”