Music Director Robert Spano
(c) Atlanta Symphony

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has chosen Robert Spano, 59, as Music Director. He will become Music Director Designate on April 1, 2021, until assuming the title of Music Director on Aug. 1, 2022. His initial three-year term will begin with the 2022–23 season. Spano has been Principal Guest Conductor since 2019. He succeeds Miguel Harth- Bedoya.

Born in Elkhart, Indiana, Spano studied at the Oberlin Conservatory, where he is now on faculty, and at the Curtis Institute of Music. He went on to serve as an Assistant Conductor at the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa, then spent several years as a highly active guest conductor around the world. In 1996, he began his first music directorship, with the Brooklyn Philharmonic.

He is in his final season as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, a role he has held since 2001.

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