Michael Francis
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Michael Francis, 48, Music Director of The Florida Orchestra since 2015, has signed a contract extension that will keep him behind the podium through 2030.

The five-year extension is the third for Francis, the native of Great Britain who replaced Stefan Sanderling as music director.

Since 2014 he is Music Director of the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, California. He is also Chief Conductor of Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz. In March 2023, the orchestra announced a five-year extension of Francis’ contract.

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