In Tuesday’s (7/28) Pittsburgh Tribune Review , Mark Kanny reports, “Thomas Hong will be the new assistant conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony starting in September, the orchestra announced Tuesday. Music director Manfred Honeck welcomed Hong to the symphony family in a prepared statement and praised his presence and experience as an educator. Hong’s Pittsburgh Symphony responsibilities will include assisting with programming, conducting education and community engagement concerts, and leading pre-concert talks. … He also is assistant conductor of the Seattle Symphony, and was previously assistant conductor of the Orchestre National de France and associate conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in Texas. The position became open with the departure of resident conductor Daniel Meyer and the promotion of Lawrence Loh to resident conductor.”

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Posted July 29, 2009