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WSO Welcomes New Assistant Conductor

May 30, 2024

WSO Welcomes New Assistant Conductor

WINDSOR, ON – The Windsor Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is delighted to announce the appointment of Geoffrey Larson as the new Assistant Conductor, joining the esteemed orchestra family for the 2024-2026 seasons.

Geoffrey Larson

“We are excited to have Geoffrey joining the WSO family,” says Music Director and Maestro Robert Franz. “HIs experience working with young people, and his generous spirit on stage with audiences along with his excellent musicianship are huge assets to our organization. I’m looking forward to see what will unfold for our community during his tenure.”

Larson brings a wealth of experience and a dynamic presence to the WSO. With a rich background that includes Music Director of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra and Chorus Master he is poised to contribute significantly to our mission of connecting people through music.

“I am thrilled to join the WSO family as Assistant Conductor and Music Director of the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestras and the Windsor Symphony Community Orchestra.” Said Larson. “I was impressed by the stellar artistic level of the musicians and leadership in Windsor, and their deep commitment to community engagement. I look forward to our musical journey together, and to fostering the extensive artistic partnerships in the Windsor Essex region.”

About Geoffrey Larson

Geoffrey Larson serves as Music Director of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra and Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor of Berkshire Opera Festival. He was awarded Second Prize in the 2021 International Orchestral Conducting Competition “UAL” in Almería, Spain. He has conducted orchestras such as the Spokane Symphony, South Bend Symphony, Bainbridge Symphony, Northwest Mahler Festival, National Radio and Television Orchestra of Albania, and Pleven Philharmonic (Bulgaria). Passionate about the music of our time, Geoffrey has collaborated with composers such as Gabriel Prokofiev, Anthony Davis, Anna Clyne, and Reza Vali.

Geoffrey is currently completing a doctoral thesis at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the mentorship of Arthur Fagen and Thomas Wilkins, where he has served as Assistant Conductor of IU Opera and Ballet Theatre. He additionally counts Walter Huff, David Neely, Robert Page, and George Hurst among his teachers in conducting.

Geoffrey is currently in Seattle and officially begins his placement with the WSO July 1, 2024. Where he will lead the WSYO’s and the WSCO, along with leading the WSO’s Education and Outreach programs, which bring music education programming into schools.

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