The conductor Joana Carneiro who gave birth to triplets lastJanuary is taking the next four months off because she is expecting a fourth child.
Carneiro, music director of the Berkeley Symphony, will be replaced by Keitaro Harada, associate conductor at the Cincinnati Symphony.
‘We are thrilled for Joana and her family – they have our total love and support,’ said René Mandel, Executive Director of the Berkeley Symphony.
Joana, 41, is married to a Lisbon physician. She has been music director in Berkeley since 2009.