“Dawning a new century of melody and harmony, the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra looks to grow on its rich history with a fresh focus,” writes AnnMarie Hilton in Wednesday’s (12/11) Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, WI). “ ‘We are closing a great 100-year history and opening the next 100 years,’ said [board president] Scott Kuehn…. Entering its 101st season, the SSO brought in a new orchestra manager, choir director and office manager. It also created an executive director position. And with a 10-year contract set to expire, the symphony is seeking a new music director and conductor [to replace] Kevin McMahon, outgoing music director…. To fill the open position, the symphony will go through applications and interviews during the rest of this season, and then the four finalists will guest-conduct concerts next season. Josh Hernday, executive director of SSO, said this will allow the other musicians and audience members to directly engage in the selection process.…. SSO is responsible for not only providing a service to the community, but making that service accessible to everyone. To increase access to music education, he said the musicians will be spending more time in schools, and [Hernday] hopes to also start an adult education program.”

Posted December 13, 2019