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Grant Gershon Re-ups at LA Opera

Grant Gershon Re-ups at LA Opera

The Opera Buffs first full time Music Director and pianist (1987-1991)

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July 7, 2017 By MusicalAmerica.com

LOS ANGELES = LA Opera Resident Conductor Grant Gershon has renewed his contract through the end of the 2019/20 season. Gershon made his conducting debut with the company in 2009 and the 2017/2018 season marks his 17 th year as the Kiki and David Gindler Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Announcing the new contract, company General Director Plácido Domingo said, “Grant has made a profound impact on LA Opera’s artistic profile over the past decade, and I could not be happier that he will continue his extraordinary work here in the seasons to come. Whether he’s conducting a production or preparing our chorus, we have been fortunate to have Grant take part in virtually every mainstage production since 2007.

“Considering his distinguished additional work with our Music Center colleagues at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and, especially, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, his dedication to theclassical music scene of his hometown is truly special.”

Gershon said, “Over the last few years, Los Angeles has become the most exciting and innovative place in the country for the performing arts. I’m very proud of LA Opera’s role in this transformation and I’m thrilled to help further the artistic growth of the company. It’s a tremendous honor to work with our world-class chorus and orchestra, and to serve with our phenomenal leadership team of Plácido Domingo, James Conlon and Christopher Koelsch.”

Next Friday Gershon will conduct Tosca at Wolf Trap Opera with the National Symphony Orchestra. In the coming season, in addition to leading performances for the Los Angeles Master Chorale, he will conduct The Pearl Fishers for LA Opera and make his San Francisco Opera debut conducting the world premiere of Girls of the Golden West by John Adams.

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