Artistic Director Stéphane Denève leads the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. Photo courtesy of New World Symphony.

In Monday’s (9/11) WLRN (Miami, Florida), Amanda Rosa writes, “Stéphane Denève, an acclaimed French classical music conductor, is only the second artistic director in the 36-year history of the New World Symphony, Miami’s prestigious three-year fellowship program and ensemble for young musicians. Michael Tilson Thomas, the symphony’s co-founder and internationally acclaimed conductor, announced last year that he would step down from the artistic director role due to health concerns. While this is Denève’s first full season at the symphony’s helm, he made his debut as artistic director with a concert in April…. This job is a responsibility Denève does not take lightly. ‘New World Symphony is a pipeline for so many orchestras all over the world,’ he said. ‘It is therefore, for me, a huge responsibility to help the new generation musically but also in their attitude, in their values and their understanding of what it means to be a musician in the 21st century.’… He looks forward to experimenting with performances, connecting with the community, and championing music he hopes will be ‘the new classics.’ The symphony’s 2023-24 season kicks off with a concert Sept. 16…. Denève also serves as the music director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.”