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Bangor Symphony Orchestra Announces Conductor Finalists 

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra is asking for your help in finding new conductor. Thursday the 5 fianlists were announced. 1. Lucas Richman, Music Director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, he’s worked on numerous films conducting scores for such films as As Good As It Gets and The Village.2. David Amado, Maestro with the Deleware Symphony Orchestra. He spent 6 years with the Saint Louis Symphony.3. Robert Franz, Music Director for the Boise Philharmonic, he was also the Associate Conductor of the Houston Symphony.4. Michael Butterman, Music Director for the Boulder Philharmonic for the past 4 years, Butterman also served as the Music Director for the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.5. David Itkin, Conductor for teh Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra, he also spent time as the conductor of the Abilene Philharmonic. Itkin’s career has taken him to 44 U.S. states and 15 countries in Europe, Middle East, and Asia.From October thru May each finalist will conduct a classic concert here in Bangor. Audience members can put in their input and along with the selection committee, help choose the conductor they like.In the 114 year history of the Bangor Symphony they’ve only had 9 conductors. A fact that has Samuel Lanham, the President of the Board of Directors at the Symphony very proud. “I think that suggests that when someone comes here they really, really are committed to being our conductor and it just says a lot for then integrity of this wonderful, wonderful, orchestra that is our community orchestra.”Over 200 applications were submitted from 37 different states and as far away as Venezuela and Spain.