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Next concert set for candidate Missoula Symphony Orchestra music director candidate

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Posted at 10:39 AM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 12:44:03-05

MISSOULA — Five candidates from around the world are seeking the position of music director for the Missoula Symphony Orchestra.

Each candidate has selected a unique program showcasing their talents and distinct styles.

The third masterworks concert of the season, which will take place on Feb. 1 and Feb. 2, will feature candidate Paul McShee, who is a Visiting Assistant Professor and the Director of Binghamton University Symphony Orchestra.

McShee, who is described as “a passionate educator and advocate for both classical and new music,” has created numerous programs intended to encourage young people to open up to classical music.

He also has conducted orchestras and operas in the United States, England and Scotland, according to a news release.

Masterworks Series #3 will feature Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor. Symphony No. 5, known as the Reformation Symphony, will complete the program.

Performances will be held on Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. In the Dennison Theatre on the University of Montana campus.

Masterworks Series #4 with Scott Seaton will take place on Feb. 29 and March 1. Masterworks Series #5, featuring Zoe Zeniodi, will be held on April 18 and April 19.