Guest Conductors


Andrés Franco, Guest Conductor
October 1, 2016

Recently named Music Director of the Signature Symphony in Tulsa and Assistant Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Franco is the former Associate and Resident Conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.


Alexander Mickelthwate, Guest Conductor
November 19, 2016

German conductor Alexander Michelthwate is the Music Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Alexander previously served as Assistant Conductor with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and then Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Guest appearances have included the New York Philharmonic, the symphonies of Chicago, Seattle, Houston, Vancouver, and Atlanta.


David Lockington, Guest Conductor
January 7, 2017

David Lockington, a native of Great Britain, served as the Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony from January 1999 to May 2015, and is currently the orchestra's Conductor Laureate. He has held the position of Music Director with the Modesto Symphony since May 2007 and in March 2013, Mr. Lockington was appointed the same position with the Pasadena Symphony.


Andreas Delfs, Guest Conductor
February 4, 2017

Andreas Delfs is currently Conductor Laureate of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra where he served twelve seasons as Music Director. He previously held the post of Music Director for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Guest appearances have included the Tonkunstler-Orchester Vienna, Calgary Philharmonic, Copenhagen Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra in Washington and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.


Daniel Hege, Guest Conductor
March 4, 2017

Currently the Music Director of the Wichita Symphony and most recently appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Tulsa Symphony, Daniel Hege is being recognized as one of America's finest conductors. Mr Hege served for eleven seasons as the Music Director of the Syracuse Symphony and served five seasons with the Baltimore Symphony.


Vladimir Kulenovic, Guest Conductor
March 25, 2017

Designated "Chicagoan of the Year (2015) in Classical Music" by the distinguished Chicago Tribune, Vladimir Kulenovic just completed a highly successful first season as Music Director of the Lake Forest Symphony and has served as staff conductor of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He recently concluded four seasons as Associate Conductor of the Utah Symphony/Utah Opera.