Thakar to leave DSSO in 2013

Thakar to leave DSSO in 2013

Music director Markand Thakar will leave the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra in 2013.

By: John Lundy, Duluth News Tribune

    Music director Markand Thakar will leave the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra in 2013.

    In a news release, the orchestra said Thakar announced the decision at its annual meeting on Wednesday at the Kitchi Gammi Club.

    A letter to friends of the orchestra from board President Helena Jackson said Thakar had approached the board a couple of months ago to make plans for a smooth leadership transition.

    Thakar, who has been the DSSO’s music director since 2000, will conduct all 10 concerts during the 2010-2011 season, including all seven classical/masterworks performances. During the following two seasons, he will conduct about half of the performances. Guest conductors will be engaged for the other performances as part of the orchestra’s search for a new music director.

    His resignation will take effect on June 30, 2013.

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