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PGSO hires new music director

Michael Hall

The Prince George Symphony Orchestra has a new music director.

Michael Hall has been appointed by the board and will start in his new role August 1.

“This is an important milestone in the life of the Symphony and is the culmination of more than a year’s hard work by the board’s search committee,” said John DeGrace, in a news release.

Born and raised in Toronto, Hall has been working as a conductor in the United States since 2002.

Currently in his third season as music director of the Kennett Symphony, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Maestro Hall is recognized for his inspired performances, imaginative programming, and passion for developing new audiences.

Formerly music director of the Southwest Florida Symphony from 2007 to 2012, Hall’s drive for artistic excellence, innovative thematic programming, and collaborations with celebrated guest artists resulted in unprecedented artistic growth, audience praise, and enthusiastic reviews.

Hall will be moving to Prince George this summer.

“I felt an immediate musical connection with your wonderful orchestra,” Hall said. “I see such great potential in the organization and I can’t wait to get started. Also, being born and raised in Toronto, it is thrilling to come back home and work again in Canada. I look forward to learning more about Prince George and discover the unique qualities of the region.”

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