December 7, 2021
Kevin John Edusei Appointed Principal Guest Conductor of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Kevin John Edusei
Kevin John Edusei
Marco Borggreve

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (December 7, 2021) — Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Board Chair Mercedes T. Bass and President and CEO Dr. Keith Cerny today announced the appointment of German conductor Kevin John Edusei [eh-DU-sseï] as the orchestra’s next Principal Guest Conductor. Mr. Edusei has conducted widely across Europe, where he is known as a conductor who is deeply committed to the creative elements of performance, presenting classical music in new formats, cultivating audiences, introducing music by under-represented composers, conducting an eclectic range of repertoire from the baroque to the contemporary, and shaping his concert programs to communicate a dramaturgical narrative.

Mr. Edusei’s initial three-year term begins with the 2022-23 Season. He will serve as Principal Guest Conductor Designate beginning January 1, 2022, and become Principal Guest Conductor on August 1, 2022. He succeeds Robert Spano, who was formerly the FWSO’s Principal Guest Conductor, before becoming Music Director Designate on April 1, 2021. Mr. Spano assumes the title of Music Director on August 1, 2022, and he and Mr. Edusei will collaborate on programming and orchestra development. Former Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya will remain as Music Director Laureate. Mr. Edusei’s appointment as FWSO’s Principal Guest Conductor marks his first in the U.S.

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