The music director of orchestras in Spartanburg and Tacoma was born in Australia, studied in Oxford, Philadelphia, New York and St Petersburg, and is putting in dates for Europe. She talks to Toby Deller.
“For me as music director, the key really is to absorb yourself in the community and learn about it. Certainly in Tacoma and Seattle it’s a very different mentality and energy. Yet the approach is the same: to get to know what people are passionate about and make connections so that the orchestra’s not isolated.”