In Tuesday’s (4/14) Green Bay Press-Gazette (Wisconsin), Warren Gerds writes, “The effervescent Bridget-Michaele Reischl will step away from the podium of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra for the last time Saturday, bursting bubbles of happiness for many listeners. She is leaving after eight adventurous years. … She will continue to teach at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. She is music director of the ambitious orchestra program there. Recently, Reischl took the Oberlin Orchestra to a special concert in the spectacular Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Reischl aims to guest conduct more, starting this summer with the Atlanta Symphony. ‘I’ve been able to open my schedule to take on more operas, which simply take longer to put together than a symphony concert—weeks instead of days,’ she said. … A high point for Reischl during her tenure: the start of the ‘very special’ Green Bay Commission Club, an offshoot of a grant that sparked four world-premiere compositions for the orchestra. The club will help premieres keep coming.”

Posted April 16, 2009