February 28, 2019
The Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra (GJSO) is pleased to announce a 3-year contract renewal with Music Director Charles Latshaw. Latshaw, who is in the midst of his third season with the GJSO, has signed on to continue leading the orchestra through June 30, 2022.
“I am honored to have the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra as my musical family. Every rehearsal and performance is a pleasure, and it is a great privilege to lead this fine ensemble.” said Latshaw.
Dr. Laurel Bartholomay, Grand Junction Symphony Board President, commented, “We are beyond excited for Charles to continue his tenure as Music Director of the GJSO. The musicians have improved greatly under his leadership and thereby our audience also reaps the benefits.”
Interested in seeing the Maestro in action? The GJSO’s 40th Anniversary Season continues this weekend, Saturday & Sunday, March 2nd & 3rd, with Beethoven Triple at the Avalon Theatre.
About Charles Latshaw
American conductor Charles Latshaw is Music Director of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra in Colorado, a post he has held since 2016. He also maintains his position as Music Director of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra in Arizona.
Prior to 2016 Latshaw was director of the Kent Blossom Music Festival and the Kent State University Orchestra and formerly Artistic Director and Conductor of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra in Indiana. Latshaw has also held positions with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, the Washington Sinfonietta and the Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra. He holds the distinction of being selected by members of the Vienna Philharmonic as their Herbert von Karajan Conducting Fellow in 2007.
Charles Latshaw holds a master’s and doctorate degree in instrumental conducting from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Now living in Colorado with his wife Kelley, they spend their free time in the woods, camping, hiking and skiing in the beauty of the Rockies.
About the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra
The GJSO, now in its 41st season, provides high-quality orchestral performances and educational programs to the residents of Mesa County, the Grand Valley and the Western Slope of Colorado. The GJSO is proud to be the largest professional orchestra between Denver and Salt Lake City and the largest arts organization in the Grand Valley.