‘True colors’

‘True colors’

San Juan Symphony and special guests Segev deck the halls of new Montezuma auditorium with warm sound of Brahms
Guest conductor Blake Richardson, one of three finalists to direct the San Juan Symphony, kicks off the SouthWest Colorado Concerts series on Oct. 5.
Special guest Inbal Segev, a renowned cellist, autographs a CD for a fan after the Oct. 5 performance at the new Montezuma-Cortez High School Auditorium.
Blake Richardson conducts the San Juan Symphony during Brahm’s Concerto No. 2 at the Ralph E. Vavak auditorium at Montezuma-Cortez High School.
San Juan Symphony music director finalist 1:
Blake Richardson

Current position: Director of orchestral studies at the University of Alabama and music director of the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Education: Doctor of Musical Arts in orchestral conducting from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (2012)
Principal instrument training: Violin, piano and percussion
Previous positions: Principal conductor of the Wildwood Academy of Music and the Arts, and as assistant conductor to Valery Gergiev for the inaugural tour of Carnegie Hall’s NYO-USA. Assistant conductor with the Barcelona Symphony, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. He has conducted the Danish National Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Brandenburger Symphoniker and Cincinnati’s chamber orchestra, concert:nova.
Scholarships and awards: Fulbright, Vienna Philharmonic, the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, the Chautauqua Institution; and the National Opera Association.
David Holub

‘True colors’

Guest conductor Blake Richardson, one of three finalists to direct the San Juan Symphony, kicks off the SouthWest Colorado Concerts series on Oct. 5.
Special guest Inbal Segev, a renowned cellist, autographs a CD for a fan after the Oct. 5 performance at the new Montezuma-Cortez High School Auditorium.
Blake Richardson conducts the San Juan Symphony during Brahm’s Concerto No. 2 at the Ralph E. Vavak auditorium at Montezuma-Cortez High School.
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