Jackson to Reno - and Fairfax?
At first glance, the news this week that Laura Jackson was taking over as music director of the Reno Philharmonic seemed to have repercussions for the Fairfax Symphony. Jackson is one of six candidates who have been leading that orchestra’s six subscription concerts this year in an American-Idol like search for the next music director (as Mark J. Estren has been covering for the Washington Post). She was appointed in Reno after going through the same process.
But “she is absolutely not out of the running” for the Fairfax job, says Elizabeth Murphy, the orchestra’s executive director. “Our job and the Reno job are both part-time.” She suspects, in fact, that some of the other candidates might have similar announcements to make before Fairfax announces its final selection, which will probably be in early June. "They're all up for jobs around the country."
Jackson, a former assistant conductor with the Atlanta Symphony, is the first woman to hold the Reno post, and the only woman among the Fairfax finalists.
Have any readers been following the Fairfax search? Write in if you have your own thoughts about how the conductors have sounded to you so far.
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