Michael Stern
(c) Kansas Symphony

The National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) has announced the appointment of Michael Stern as its third Music Director in the organization’s 61-year history. The National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado, is an intensive performance and education summer festival for young professional musicians, ages 18-29.

Stern, 61, is Music Director of the Kansas City Symphony and the Stamford Symphony in Connecticut. He is also the founder and artistic director of the innovative Iris Orchestra in Germantown, Tennessee.

Stern’s appointment follows the 42-year tenure of Carl Topilow, who steps into the role of Music Advisor.

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