The Nashville Symphony has selected a new conductor to handle the orchestra’s community, pops and educational concerts. Enrico Lopez-Yañez has served in a similar role with the Omaha Symphony since 2015.
Nashville audiences have already seen Lopez-Yañez directing the symphony in several performances this summer, including the fourth of July festivities downtown. He filled in after outgoing Assistant Conductor Vinay Parameswaran started his new job with the Cleveland Orchestra.
As is often the case for assistant conductors, Lopez-Yañez is only a few years into his conducting career; the job in Omaha was his first after finishing graduate studies in conducting at the University of Maryland. He has wasted no time in starting to work as a guest conductor of ensembles and festivals around the world. His resume already includes concerts and productions with the Prague Summer Nights Festival, Main Street Opera in Chicago, the Berkshire Opera Festival, plus ensembles in Mexico and Brazil.
The Nashville Symphony has signed him to a one-year contract.