In Saturday’s (4/18) Lexington Herald-Leader (Kentucky), Rich Copley writes that 38-year-old conductor Scott Terrell is “the big winner in the Philharmonic’s conductor search. After a two-year, 10-candidate audition process, the orchestra announced at its season-closing concert Friday night that Terrell will succeed George Zack, who is retiring after 37 years as the Philharmonic’s music director. Terrell eagerly peered through the window in the stage door at the Singletary Center for the Arts as the Philharmonic and Lexington Singers performed Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, right before intermission. As members of the orchestra who were not in that piece filed on stage for the announcement, Terrell smiled and shook hands with the players, saying things like, ‘Good to see you,’ and ‘See you out there,’ like they were old friends. … Terrell will finish the final year of his contract with the Charleston [Symphony Orchestra] next season, but he is relocating to Lexington this summer and will conduct all of the concerts on the orchestra’s MasterClassics schedule except for a Dec. 11 performance of Handel’s Messiah.”

Posted April 20, 2009