Wednesday’s (9/16) News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) reports, “The [North Carolina] Symphony announced Tuesday that it has hired an associate conductor, Sarah Hicks, who is currently with the Minnesota Orchestra and a staff conductor at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Hicks replaces Joan Landry, whose three-year position as assistant conductor ended this year with the conclusion of the season. The new title reflects Hicks’ experience with a larger orchestra. The New York Times recently mentioned her as part of ‘a new wave of female conductors in their late 20s through early 40s.’ Her debut in a Raleigh and Chapel Hill classical series will be in January.” Grant Llewellyn serves as the North Carolina Symphony’s music director.

Photo of Sarah Hicks courtesy of Greg Helgeson and the Minnesota Orchestra

Posted September 17, 2009