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David Lockington has been music director of the Grand Rapids Symphony since January 1999 and has energized audiences and musicians alike while reaching new heights of artistic excellence. The Grand Rapids Symphony has been his sole music directorship since the 2000-2001 Season. Prior to that season, he held the music directorships of both the Long Island Philharmonic (1996-2000) and New Mexico Symphony Orchestra (1995-2000). He has led a number of other orchestras since his arrival to the United States in 1978 from his native Great Britain. His conducting activities have also included serving as music director of the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, Denver Young Artist’s Orchestra and Boulder Bach Festival. He was founder and conductor of the Academy in the Wilderness Chamber Orchestra and for three years held the post of assistant conductor with the Denver Symphony Orchestra and Opera Colorado. He was assistant conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 1992 and later was promoted to associate conductor. In 1993, he became music director of the Ohio Chamber Orchestra. David Lockington conducts the Richard and Helen DeVos Classical Series, Casual Classics Series, Edward Jones Coffee Classics, Fox Motors Pops Series, Chase Picnic Pops, and DTE Energy Foundation Family Series concerts, in addition to special events, educational and festival concerts with the Grand Rapids Symphony. His guest conducting engagements include appearances with the Saint Louis, Houston, Detroit, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Colorado and Oregon symphonies, the Buffalo, Rochester and Louisiana Philharmonics and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall. Internationally he has conducted the China Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra in Beijing and Taiwan, led the English Chamber Orchestra on a tour in Asia and appeared with the Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias in Spain and the Northern Sinfonia in Great Britain. David Lockington began his career as principal cellist with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. After completing his bachelor of arts degree at the University of Cambridge, he came to the United States on a scholarship to Yale University, where he received his master’s degree in cello performance and studied conducting with Otto Werner Mueller. He was a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and served as assistant principal cellist for three years with the Denver Symphony Orchestra before turning to conducting.

Role: Conductor 
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HAILSTORK: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 Naxos

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