Stéphane Denève
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The New World Symphony (NWS) in Miami has announced the appointment of French conductor Stéphane Denève, 50, as Artistic Director. He is scheduled to begin his commitment in the 2022/23 season and will be the second Artistic Director in the 35-year history of the organization. He will succeed co-founder Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) who will continue his leadership of NWS as Artistic Director Laureate.

Denève is also Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and in 2023 will begin his tenure as Principal Guest Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic.

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