“He received a standing ovation and stellar marks for his conducting skills, energy and engaging personality after conducting the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra during its March concert,” writes Brandon Reid in Wednesday’s (6/8) Sheboygan Press (WI). “Last week, the SSO named Ernesto Estigarribia its next music director. Estigarribia brings extensive conducting experience, including serving as associate conductor of the Quad City Symphony, music director of the Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles and director of orchestral activities at Augustana College. He also has [guest conducted] numerous orchestras in both North America and South America. He has master’s and doctoral music degrees from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in music from Pittsburgh State University. The SSO said that during his interviews, Estigarribia [a native of Paraguay] spoke of his interest in programming collaborative performance experiences with other community groups, including in creating authentic connections with Latino populations…. Estigarribia will take the podium for the SSO’s first concert of the 104th season Oct. 8…. As a community-based professional orchestra, most SSO musicians call Sheboygan County home, but the ensemble brings together musicians from all over Wisconsin. The SSO holds multiple regular season performances, a yearly holiday concert and an annual children’s concert for grade school students.”