Joseph Young Named New Assistant Conductor of ASO and Music Director of Youth Symphony

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) announced today that Joseph Young has been named the new ASO Assistant Conductor and Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) Music Director. Mr. Young, most recently the Resident Conductor of the Phoenix Symphony, will begin his new post on June 1, 2014. His initial contract is for one year, with the opportunity for an extension.

In this position, Mr. Young will assist with the artistic leadership of the Orchestra, and will serve as the primary conductor for the ASO's education and community concerts. He will also assume the role of Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra in the 2014-15 season.

Mr. Young succeeds Jere Flint as ASYO Music Director. Mr. Flint will retire at the end of the 2013-14 season following 35 years as ASYO Music Director, 39 years as a staff conductor, and 47 years as an ASO cellist.

"I am so excited and honored to be joining the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's artistic team alongside Robert Spano and Donald Runnicles," said Assistant Conductor and ASYO Music Director Designate Joseph Young. "This Orchestra is known for its innovation and world-class musicians. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with both professional and student musicians and to engage with the Atlanta community as a whole."

"Joseph is a very talented conductor and an extremely nice young man who will fit beautifully into the educational programs and ASYO," said current ASYO Music Director and Staff Conductor Jere Flint. "I leave these very important aspects of the symphonic world in very capable hands."

"It brings me great joy to welcome Joseph to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra," said Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano. "I am so grateful for all Jere Flint has done for the ASO, and especially for the Youth Orchestra over these last 35 years. I know Joseph will be a strong and influential member of our artistic team who will continue to inspire our students to new heights."




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