CWSO has new music director
Moran succeeds Miles at Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra
For the Gazette
The Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra (CWSO) has a new music director.
Dr. Andres Moran will succeed Dr. Patrick Miles, who led the orchestra for 17 years.
Moran served as interim music director for the CWSO for the 2019-20 season and played principal horn from 2016-19.
In addition to his role with the CWSO, Dr. Moran holds the position of assistant professor of horn and orchestral director at UW-Stevens Point.
“I’m very honored to be the next music director of the CWSO. I think that the orchestra has exciting plans ahead and I am very eager to be a part of its present and future. Since joining the orchestra four years ago, I have seen how talented and passionate the musicians are about their music making. The energy and enthusiasm that they bring to the audience is infectious and inspiring,” Moran stated.
Previously, he was the resident conductor of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and music director and general manager of the El Paso Symphony youth orchestras.
“It has been a natural transition for Dr. Moran to step into the Music Director role. He has clear visions and goals for the organization stating,” a CWSO statement said.
“I think the goals for any orchestra in a community like central Wisconsin should be to engage with as much of the community as possible. My role in making that happen is to make sure that each and every concert is an exciting and entertaining experience for the audience. The repertoire has to be inspiring, both for the musicians and the audience,” Moran said.
“While we are currently limited in our ability to present full orchestral concerts for central Wisconsin, we are searching for safe and responsible ways to provide live classical music to audiences in both in-person and virtual settings. Music is capable of touching its listeners and performers in many ways, and we want to make sure that we are able to be at the forefront of the music scene in central Wisconsin.”