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  • Conductor Matthew Kraemer Appointed Music Director of The Louisiana Philharmonic New Orleans

    The Butler County Symphony Musical Conductor Matthew Kraemer has accepted the music directorship of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans beginning in September of 2023.  This is an exciting artistic career opportunity for Maestro Kraemer. It regrettably means however that he will be stepping down as the Butler County Symphony Orchestra Conductor at the end of the current season.

    The Butler County Symphony Orchestra along with the Symphony Board of Directors, Symphony Association, and community will feel the loss of such a tremendously talented, and insightful individual. The Butler County Symphony wishes him well into the future as he continues to advance his career with this new and very exciting opportunity.

    Matthew will continue to conduct the Butler County Symphony’s three remaining concerts this season which include Symphonic Dances on February 4th, The Inextinguishable on March 4th, and The Golden Age of Hollywood on April 8th.

    He also will be participating in a new and exciting joint effort between the Symphony and Butler Public Library. Symphony Storytime featuring Maestro Kraemer reading and discussing concert themed children’s stories centered toward area youth each Saturday morning at the Butler Public Library the day of the Symphony concerts.

    Maestro Matthew Kraemer’s leadership and musical influence will continue into the 2023-2024 season.  His artistic planning will feature guest conductors that include Moon Doh and Andres Cardenes among others, including a special encore concert featuring Matthew Kraemer!

    The Butler County Symphony Association will begin the search for a conductor in the future.

     

  • Submit Your Nomination for BCSA Outstanding Music Educator 2023

    The BCSA Outstanding Music Educator Award brings attention to the excellent and impactful work of a music teacher (past or present) in Butler County.

    Take a minute to fill out the form: https://bit.ly/3R4n2Vr

    This award is open to current and former educators in Butler County who teach/taught in public, private, or parochial schools, kindergarten through college. Teachers in after-school, private studios, or other educational settings are not eligible.

    Nominations are due February 15, 2023, and the winner will be honored on April 8, 2023, at the BCSO concert at Butler Intermediate High School.

    Please note that the number of nominations a teacher receives is not taken into account during the evaluation process.

  • Meet Our Musicans Monday

    Each week, we spotlight one of our talented musicians in our “Meet the Musicians Monday” series, a chance to toot our own horn about our skilled music-makers. This week’s musician spotlight is on Carrie Walsh Erdely, Violin. Learn more about Carrie here.

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