Courtney Lewis

"What’s most striking in the rehearsals is the rapport between Lewis and the players. His style of conducting is quick, alert, physically expressive. After each movement or passage he whips through the technical stuff…but he also communicates through metaphor, speaking evocatively about the music and giving the musicians room to respond, to draw it out of themselves." — Boston Globe


With clear artistic vision, subtle musicality, and innovative programming, Courtney Lewis has established himself as one of his generation’s most talented conductors. The 2017/18 season will mark his third season as Music Director of the Jacksonville Symphony. Highlights of the past season included engagements with the Dallas Symphony and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.

Since his debut in November 2008 with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, he has since appeared with the Atlanta Symphony, Washington National Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Minnesota . . .

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