Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra Appoints New Conductor

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June 05, 2019
LYNCHBURG – The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra recently announced that it has named David Glover as its new conductor.

Glover was guest conductor for the LSO’s March 2 concert featuring acclaimed cellist Zuill Bailey. “From the first moment I conducted the Lynchburg Symphony, I felt an energy and a commitment that was a joy to work with,” Glover says.  “Here were musicians willing to give 150% in pursuit of an exciting musical performance, and I know we’re going to create amazing performances for Lynchburg in the coming seasons.” 

Glover formerly served as Associate Conductor of the North Carolina Symphony. Before that he was Assistant Conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He also has conducted other orchestras in the U.S. and international ensembles, and also has worked with several popular singers. In May 2019, Glover became artistic director and conductor of the top orchestra of the Raleigh, NC-based Triangle Youth Philharmonic Association.

Returning to Lynchburg as the LSO’s conductor is a homecoming for Glover and his family. “My wife, Emily, is a Lynchburg native, so I have already spent considerable time in the city. I’m very pleased to now make the community part of my artistic life as well,” Glover says. “Lynchburg is such a welcoming and vibrant place, and I look forward to sharing great music with the wonderful people of Lynchburg, and continuing to make the LSO an indispensable part of the region.”
 
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“We are thrilled to have David Glover become a part of our musical family as conductor,” says Hugh Ballou, LSO board president. “He is talented, has excellent rapport with musicians, and brings a combination of energy and positive leadership to the organization.”

Ballou says an essential task as board president is to ensure there is a smooth transition for Glover. “One of my goals is to fully integrate the new conductor into the community,” he says. Another of Ballous goals for Season 37 relates to the organization’s strategic plan, including enhancing awareness of the LSO in this region. “We want to let everyone in Lynchburg know how good the concerts are, he says. “Having David Glover as the center of the LSO’s work will make that happen.”
 
 
About the LSO
The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra was started in 1983 as a way for local musicians to use their skills, while enhancing the community’s arts programs. The LSO is a key contributor to Lynchburg’s cultural, intellectual and creative vibrancy, helping to keep Lynchburg an attractive center for economic development – essential for businesses seeking to recruit and retain investors and employees. Beyond the price of a ticket, spending by arts organizations and their audiences supports jobs and generates government revenue. LSO musicians live and work in the Lynchburg area keeping attendee’s investment in our community.
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