Conductor: Keitaro Harada
Keitaro Harada debuts as our 2019 conductor, in our 43rd year.
Conductor Keitaro Harada maintains a blossoming, international presence throughout North America, Asia, Mexico, and Europe. He places high personal value on the advancement of each musician and ensemble he encounters. His credentials include Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops. He is a three-time recipient of The Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award (2016, 2015, 2014), Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview (2013), the Seiji Ozawa Conducting Fellowship at Tanglewood Music Festival, and was a student of Lorin Maazel at Castleton Festival and Fabio Luisi at Pacific Music Festival.
A native of Tokyo, Japan, Harada is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and Mercer University. He was a James E. Rogers Institute for Orchestral and Opera Conducting Fellow at the University of Arizona with Thomas Cockrell and Charles Bontrager.
We'd like to thank the dedication of all of our performers. We are fortunate to draw our talented musicians from all across the greater Tucson area. Thank your for your contribution to the performance.