Pittsburgh Symphony picks 4 to replace Hamlisch
Two former assistant conductors of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will be among the four musicians called to conduct the 2012-13 Pops season in place of Marvin Hamlisch, who died Aug, 6.
Daniel Meyer, who was a Pittsburgh resident conductor, and Lucas Richman, a former resident and assistant, will be joined by Michael Krajewski and Lawrence Loh in the season that begins Sept. 29.
Meyer is artistic director of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra as well as leading orchestras in Erie and Asheville, N.C. Richman is conductor in Bangor, Maine, and Knoxville, Tenn.
Krajewski is principal pops conductor in Houston, Jacksonville and Atlanta. Loh is director of the Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh Youth Orchestra,
Richman will direct the Sept. 29-30 concerts featuring Matthew Morrison from TV’s “Glee.” Meyer will lead the holiday concerts Dec. 20-23. Krajewski will conduct the “My Funny Valentine” concerts Feb. 7-10, 2013, and Loh will direct shows with trumpeter Chris Botti June 13-16.
Details: 412-392-4900 or www.pittsburghsymphony.org.