Alain Trudel signs on to be next Toledo Symphony Orchestra music director

Alain Trudel signs on to be next Toledo Symphony Orchestra music director

The Toledo Symphony Orchestra has signed on Canadian conductor Alain Trudel for a three-year contract as its new music director.

He'll replace Stefan Sanderling, who left May 2017 after 15 seasons. He'll start directing in 2018 during the symphony's 75th anniversary.

"Is there a special kind of commitment to the community?" Trudel asked aloud. "Is there commitment to education? To youth? Is there a commitment to their audience? Do they want to share or do they just want to perform? For me it's performing, yeah, but sharing the performance. I felt all of those. So once you hit all of those marks, why would you not want to be here?"

For the 2017-2018 series Trudel will conduct two performances, including pieces by Rachmaninoff and Mozart.

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