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Maestro Michael Morgan makes his San Francisco Symphony debut

Conductor Michael Morgan

Conductor Michael Morgan, music director of the Oakland Symphony in California, will make his San Francisco Symphony debut April 30-May 2, 2020. Morgan will bring a whole new program to the symphony.  The concert will include a performance of Florence Price's 1940 Symphony No. 3, the first local performance of Carlos Simon's 2019 work AMEN! as well as Brahms' Alto Rhapsody with mezzo-soprano Melody Wilson, and Franck's The Cursed Huntsman.

Credit https://www.rochester.edu/
Michael Morgan leads the Gateways Music Festival Orchestra

Morgan is also the conductor of the Gateways Music Festival held bi-annually in Rochester, New York.  Mr. Morgan conducted the first Gateways Music Festival in Winston?Salem, N.C. in 1993, where it all started under the leadership of Armenta Adams (Hummings) Dumisani, a former Associate Professor of Music at the Eastman School of Music. After an interlude of several years, Morgan returned to the GMF podium in 2011.