Canada names woman music director, (not) only its secondmain
Gemma New has been appointed music director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.
She is only the second woman to take charge of a Canadian orch, the other being Tania Miller at the Victoria Symphony Orchestra*.
Gemma, 28, a New Zealander who studied at Peabody, is presently associate conductor with the New Jersey SO. ‘She’s everything we want in a music director,’ says the Hamilton board chairman.
UPDATE: Apparently not; there are more.