Brett Mitchell

Pasadena Symphony announced that the Board of Directors has appointed American conductor Brett Mitchell, 44, as Music Director.  Mitchell begins his five-year tenure on April 1, 2024.

Mitchell is the Artistic Director and Conductor of Oregon’s Sunriver Music Festival, a position he has held since 2022 and will maintain in conjunction with his new Pasadena Symphony post. He previously served as Music Director of the Colorado Symphony in Denver from 2017 to 2021, after four years with The Cleveland Orchestra, rising from Assistant Conductor to Associate Conductor, and an earlier four-year post as Assistant Conductor of the Houston Symphony.

Mitchell is the sixth conductor to serve as Music Director of the Pasadena Symphony since the orchestra was founded in 1928. He succeeds David Lockington (2013-2022).

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