Maestro move: Memphis signs the one it turned down last timemain
The Memphis Symphony, which has told music director Mei-Ann Chen it can’t afford to keep her, has hired Robert Moody as principal conductor. Moody, 42, lost out to Chen in 2010 when both auditioned for the job.
The future sounds bleak: Symphony board chairwoman Gayle Rose said the board decided to hire Moody, a frequent guest conductor with the MSO in recent years, as “principal conductor” to provide artistic stability while the orchestra continues to emerge from recent financial difficulties.
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