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Syracuse Orchestra music director to conclude his tenure following 2024-25 season

By Eric Reinhardt (ereinhardt@cnybj.com)

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Lawrence Loh, music director for the Syracuse Orchestra, will be leaving the role at the end of the 2024-25 season. Loh has accepted a similar role with the Waco Symphony Orchestra in Texas. (Photo credit: Perry Bennett Photography)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Lawrence Loh, music director for the Syracuse Orchestra, will conclude his tenure with the organization at the end of the 2024-25 season.

He was recently named music director of the Waco Symphony Orchestra in Waco, Texas.

The board of directors of the Syracuse Orchestra announced Loh’s departure this week, adding that it coincides with the end of his current contract. The board has begun initial discussions regarding the upcoming search for a new music director, per its announcement.

Loh joined the orchestra in 2014 as its first music director when it was known as Symphoria.

Loh previously held major conducting positions with the Pittsburgh Symphony, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Syracuse Opera, Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, Dallas Symphony, and the Colorado Symphony.

“My time with The Syracuse Orchestra as its first music director will remain one of the most important and gratifying positions of my career,” Loh said in the announcement. “I’m so fond of the musicians in the orchestra, and my family and I will always think of Central New York as a very special place. I look forward to a celebratory and bittersweet final season in 24-25!”

The 2024-25 season will be a “celebration” of Loh’s 11 years leading the Syracuse Orchestra, first as music director designate then 10 years as music director, Mary Ann Tyszko, president of the Syracuse Orchestra’s board of directors, said.

 

 

 

 

 

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