In this special year for the GBS, 5 Finalist Conductors vy for the position as Principal Conductor replacing retired Maestro Gustav Meier. The 5 were chosen from over 150 applicants interested in following the steps of the legendary Meier, each with wonderful credentials. In addition to hearing great music by the orchestra for each concert in the season, the audience becomes part of the Conductor Search committee helping judge the conductor's performance and interpersonal communications when they get a chance to speak with the conductor at the end of the concert and vote.
Each finalist conductor has been paired with GBS Young Instrumentalists Competition winners performing a Beethoven Symphony using either piano, violin or both. Each soloist is now an international artists and has premiered with GBS. Purchase tickets now!
Don't Miss a Moment of this Season!
April 12, 2014
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, opus 37
Conductor: Jacomo Bairos
Jacomo Rafael Bairos, a resident of Charlotte, N.C., is guest conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, where he has conducted subscription concerts throughout the season; also an orchestral tubist.
Soloist: Anita Chen, piano, violin.
A double prodigy at the violin and piano, Anita Chen is the 2009 GBS Young Instrumentalist Competition winner and debuted with GBS in October 2010.