. Interchanging Idioms: Colorado Symphony Appoints Scott O'Neil Resident Conductor

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Colorado Symphony Appoints Scott O'Neil Resident Conductor

Colorado Symphony associate conductor O'Neil renews contract through 2012/13 season

DENVER – January 10, 2011 – The Colorado Symphony is honored to announce the appointment of Scott O'Neil as resident conductor. O'Neil, who currently serves as the Symphony's associate conductor, has renewed his contract through the 2012/13 season. In his expanded role as resident conductor, O'Neil will focus on artistic leadership in programming, with particular emphasis on the Symphony's new Inside the Score series, in addition to leading performances throughout the season.

"Scott O'Neil is an integral part of the Colorado Symphony and we're delighted that he will have the opportunity expand his role in artistic planning and program development as resident conductor," said James W. Palermo, president and CEO of the Colorado Symphony. "Scott has the wonderful combination of conducting talent and visionary leadership in developing programs. He also has an unbridled zest for music education. These assets will certainly serve the symphony well in upcoming seasons."

O'Neil has been a highly-valued member of the Symphony family since 2006, and his work is equally admired by musicians and concert-goers alike. His performances are celebrated for their energy, enthusiasm and excellence, making him a Boettcher Concert Hall favorite. In particular, O'Neil is admired for his focus on enhancing each individual's full concert going experience.

During the 2010/11 season O'Neil leads the Symphony in every series, including educational concerts and appearances on each of the Symphony's Masterworks , Family Series and Pops Series, as well as Inside the Score. In addition to his work with the Symphony, he is the founder and music director of the Rosetta Music Society, a group of chamber players that present interactive concerts at the Englewood Arts Center.

Concert-goers recently had the opportunity to experience and enjoy several concerts during the holidays with O'Neil, including the magical Denver premiere of Disney in Concert and an uplifting A Night in Vienna on New Year's Eve.

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