"The Search"

The Knox-Galesburg Symphony, your orchestra, has been working hard over the past year to transition into our next generation of musical leadership. As Bruce Polay prepares for retirement, the KGS is preparing for a new Music Director. The position was opened last summer and we received more than fifty applications from around the world. A committee of musicians, community leaders, and board members was created to steer this process. From this pool of applicants, 10 semi finalists were selected.

In March 2018 we gathered on stage at The Orpheum Theatre to conduct Skype interviews of the semi-finalists. Each had talents and personality traits befitting of our orchestra. However, after much deliberation, the committee chose four finalists. These four will have a final "audition" next season.

"The Search," our 2018-2019 season, will be very exciting. Each of our four Masterworks concerts will be led by one of the finalists. They will travel to Galesburg to rehearse, meet members of the community and the board, attend events with donors and subscribers, and connect with area schools. The culmination of their week here will be a Masterwork concert. Audience members will be surveyed following each performance. In May 2019 we will announce who has been selected to be the next Music Director of your orchestra, The Knox-Galesburg Symphony.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to help select the next generation of leadership of this great orchestra. Plan to make "The Search" part of your calendar!