Fischer will stay with Utah Symphony through 2023

Tue Oct 13, 2020 at 9:28 am
Thierry Fischer has extended his contract with the Utah Symphony. Photo: Kousaku Nakagawa.

Thierry Fischer will remain in Salt Lake City through the summer of 2023.

The Swiss conductor extended his contract as music director of the Utah Symphony by one year, the orchestra announced Monday. He had stated last year that he would depart the Utah Symphony at the end of the 2021-22 season. 

“With so much uncertainty in the future, it is a natural gesture for me to help provide the orchestra and its board with much needed stability,” said Fischer in a statement released by the orchestra. “It made perfect sense to extend my contract by another season, through 2023, to assist the organization through these challenging times and give them the time necessary to run the search for my successor.”

“I am extremely grateful to Thierry for agreeing to remain with us into the 2022-23 season,” said Utah symphony president and CEO Steven Brosvik. “Thierry’s artistic impact on performing arts in our state is apparent and I am looking forward to having more time to experience his amazing work collaborating with the fine musicians of this orchestra.”

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