Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Ukiah Symphony Association selects new music director

UKIAH, Calif. – The Ukiah Symphony Association takes great pleasure in announcing its selection of Dr. Phillip Semyon Lenberg as the new music director of the Ukiah Symphony Orchestra.

The previous director of 29 years, Les Pfützenreuter, announced his retirement from the symphony director position in December of 2018, effective at the end of the 2018-2019 season.

Dr. Lenberg has previously guest conducted throughout the United States, serving as apprentice conductor for the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the assistant conductor with Henderson Symphony Orchestra, a part-time instructor and guest conductor at San Francisco State University, and music director and assistant conductor at The University of Nevada Las Vegas.

He has been a rehearsal and cover conductor for Itzhak Perlman, Hilary Hahn, Sarah Chang, Oleh Krysa and others.

He has performed in Europe, Canada and North America as a conductor and instrumentalist, and has recently performed in venues including Notre Dame Cathedral, The Glenn Gould Studio of the CBC, Herbst Theater, Nourse Theater and SFJazz.

Dr. Lenberg pursued his undergraduate degree at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

He received both his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and completed his teaching credential at San Francisco State University while student teaching at Lowell High School in San Francisco.

Dr. Lenberg is currently serving as professor and conductor of instrumental ensembles at Mendocino College in Ukiah. He will take up the baton beginning with the 2019-2020 season.

The Ukiah Symphony Association is a 503-C non-profit organization dedicated to supporting a community symphony orchestra and a regular symphonic concert series in Ukiah.

The Ukiah Symphony Association can be contacted at https://www.ukiahsymphony.org, by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and by phone at 707-510-1793.

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