Symphony music director candidate withdraws

Paolo Bortolameolli, one of the six candidates vying to become the next music director of the Richmond Symphony, has withdrawn, electing to remain with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he is associate conductor.

The Masterworks series concerts he was to have conducted, on Nov. 16 and 17, will be led by Chia-Hsuan Lin, the Richmond Symphony’s associate conductor. The program remains the same: Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, with Eduardo Rojas as guest soloist; Bartók’s “Music for Strings Percussion and Celesta;” and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in E minor.

Remaining candidates for Richmond Symphony music director are Roderick Cox, former associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra; Ankush Kumar Bahl, former assistant conductor of Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra; Laura Jackson, music director of the Reno (NV) Philharmonic; Valentina Peleggi, resident conductor of the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo in Brazil; and Farkhad Khudyev, music director of the Hidden Valley Orchestra Institute and Youth Music Monterey County in California.

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