Greensboro Symphony Announces New Music Director

By Francisco Salazar

The Greensboro Symphony has appointed Christopher Dragon as its Music Director.

He will be the first new Music Director of the GSO in over 20 years and his role will extend beyond planning and conducting the Masterworks Series. Dragon will also lead several GSO POPS concerts and the annual GSO Education Concert Series.

“I am thrilled to begin this journey with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra as its new Music Director,” Drago said in an official press release. “I look forward to working with the talented musicians of the GSO, board, and administration to create unforgettable symphonic experiences to inspire the next generation of music lovers. My wife, Ariadna, and I absolutely loved our time in Greensboro and look forward to immersing ourselves into the vibrant Greensboro community (along with our pup Churro).”

The Australian conductor is currently the Resident Conductor of the Colorado Symphony and Music Director of the Wyoming Symphony. He has worked with such orchestras as the San Francisco Symphony, San Diego Symphony, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and the WDR Funkhausorchester.

The company also announced that Chelsea Tipton will be its new Principal Guest Conductor.