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The NMPhil Looks For Its First Music Director

Apr 21, 2017

When the New Mexico Philharmonic closes its 2016-2017 Classics Season on April 22 at Popejoy Hall, the concert's conductor will be under greater scrutiny than usual.  Brazilian-born Roberto Minczuk is the last of six candidates under consideration to become the orchestra's first Music Director.

Executive Director Marian Tanau describes what he, the Philharmonic musicians, and the board are looking for in a Music Director, and he talks about why the organization decided to wait six seasons after its founding before hiring an artistic leader.

Marian talks about the Philharmonic's current financial position, and what bearing that has had on the Music Director search, in this more complete version of the conversation.