The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is in the process of finding a new music director in the wake the previously announced departure of long-time conductor Robert Spano. This means that some guest conductors are likely being auditioned for the part. It is not a leap of logic to conclude that Thomas Søndergård, who appeared once last season and twice this season, is on the “short-list” of possibilities. The Danish-born Søndergård is currently Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Coincidentally, Søndergård’s predecessor at the RSNO was Peter Oundjian, also a frequent and highly regarded guest conductor with the ASO.
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