Michael Morgan (1957-2021)

Michael Morgan, longtime conductor of the Oakland Symphony and other ensembles in California, has died at 63.

Morgan, who in 1998 was a candidate to succeed George Manahan as music director of the Richmond Symphony (the post ultimately went to Mark Russell Smith), was born in Washington but spent most of his career conducting and teaching in the San Francisco Bay area.

He had led the Oakland Symphony for nearly 30 years, turning the ensemble into one “that is being run from the education department outward,” he said. “We are developing the orchestra as an educational resource that gives concerts.”

An obituary by Tim Page for The Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/michael-morgan-dead/2021/08/20/90c95d94-0101-11ec-ba7e-2cf966e88e93_story.html

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