Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra Appoints Jonathan Darlington to Chief Conductor Post

By Chris Ruel

The Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra has appointed Jonathan Darlington as its Chief Conductor for at least the next five years, beginning with the 2022-23 season.

The conductor currently serves as Music Director Emeritus at Vancouver Opera, where he spent the past two decades as the company’s Music Director.

In its announcement, the Orchestra stated it would hold a press conference to introduce the newly installed conductor to journalists on March 18, 2022. A public performance of “Everybody’s Darlington” will follow the presser, according to the IMG Artists website.

Also, on the IMG site, a statement by Darlington reads, “I can’t wait to build on the strengths of this great orchestra full of talented, open-minded and sensitive musicians, and I’m sure that together we can develop into an exceptional ensemble.”

IMG noted Darlington will conduct the Orchestra in a concert featuring music by Albert Roussel, Peter Maxwell Davies, and R. Strauss on April 3. A post-performance meet-and-greet with the maestro will occur in the Meistersinger Hall foyer.