Thierry Fischer
(c) Marco Borggreve

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) has announced that Swiss conductor Thierry Fischer (63) will extend his contract as Utah Symphony Music Director through August 2023. In May 2019, Fischer had announced his plans to conclude his tenure at the end of the 2021-22 season. This extension adds one year to his role as Music Director, and will run concurrently with his Music Directorship of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP), which he took up in March of this year.

Fisher says:  “With so much uncertainty in the future, it is a natural gesture for me to help provide the orchestra and its board with much needed stability,” said music director Thierry Fischer. “It made perfect sense to extend my contract by another season, through 2023, to assist the organization through these challenging times and give them the time necessary to run the search for my successor. I will always be here for our Utah Symphony in good and in unprecedented times and look forward to embracing the challenges of the future as we create music for our community together.”

The Utah Symphony resumed live performances, with Fischer on the podium, in September.

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