UK conductor wins US orchestra

The Spokane Symphony has chosen James Lowe as its next music director, starting next week.

Lowe, 43, is from Nottingham, presently living in Edinburgh. He is chief conductor in Vaasa, Finland.

In Spokane, which is in Washington State, he succeeds the multi-job Eckart Preu.

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  • We are thrilled to have him here. A great musician, conductor and person all around. We’ve already started working together and he’s a lovely person. So lucky to have him here. He joined us for his audition week during some of the craziest weather last February. Every rehearsal some sort of disaster happened like key musicians were sick, weather related accidents, shortening rehearsal due to impending weather etc. He took each stressful situation with such ease and class. His humor will fit perfectly here. We love to laugh. So happy to be planning upcoming season content with him.

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