Just in: US orch replaces one Brit chief with another

July 18, 2018 by norman lebrecht


The New Haven Symphony Orchestra have found a music director to succeed William Boughton.

The new guy, just named, is Alasdair Neale, presently music director of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony (Idaho) and the Marin Symphony (California). A Yale grad, Neale was raised in the UK.

It appears he will keep both of his other jobs.

Comments (7)

  1. boringfileclerk says:

    This is a brilliant decision! Neale will continue to take the New Haven Symphony to new heights!

    1. norman lebrecht says:


    2. Tod Brody says:

      Maestro Neale will continue as Music Director both at the Marin Symphony, and at the Sun Valley Summer Symphony.

  2. Larry says:

    I had the pleasure of working with him about 16 or 17 years ago. A wonderful talent, a wonderful person. Great news indeed!

  3. Alastair Miles says:

    I’m pretty sure he went to St Catharine’s College, Cambridge as an undergraduate back in 1979 and won an Instrumental Award as a flautist. I was up for the same thing – he got in and I didn’t!

  4. Alexander Platt says:

    Terrific news — Alasdair Neale will do great, solid work there. He already has a true connection to the Yale/New Haven community, and his musicianship is the best.

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