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.