Reno Philharmonic names new music director/conductor

Laura Jackson

Laura Jackson

The Reno Philharmonic has hired Laura Jackson as its new music director and conductor, and executive director Tim Young says she was the favorite not only of the search committee but of orchestra musicians and the public. She is also the first woman to hold the orchestra’s top artistic post.

“I feel ecstatic,” Jackson said. “I really do. It’s often hard to sleep because I have so many ideas percolating in my head. Every piece I hear now, every piece I listen to, I think, ‘Oh my gosh, I want to do this.’ “

Young said the orchestra’s search committee found each of the five finalists impressive, but it was Jackson who made the biggest impression.

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