The Seattle Symphony has made it's selection for their next Maestro, Frenchman Ludovic Morlot. This young conductor apparently impressed both musicians and the selection committee with his energy and ability to think on his feet. Below are the articles from both the Seattle and New York Times newspapers.
Maestro Schwartz is in his final year of his contract. For those of you who have never seen him conduct, I urge you make the trip to Seattle and watch one of his final performances. It is amazing to see the passion that he brings to the music, and even more amazing to believe that the musicians are able to follow his baton. He is one of the great American Orchestra conductors, and you will not be disappointed if you are able to make the trip.