Known for his outstanding interpretations of American music, Berlin-based conductor Caleb Young has gained international renown as one of today’s most exciting American artists. A former mentee of legendary Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste, his rigorous training in the European classical tradition collides with his passion for the viscerality of American music, resulting in daring and fresh renditions of both. In the 2023-2024 season, Young sees debuts with the Aalborg Symphony in Denmark, Hamilton Philharmonic in Canada as a Music Director Candidate, and the National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin; he also returns to American orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Kansas City Symphony, Cleveland Ballet, and Bozeman Symphony. Furthermore, following his successful step-in performances during their previous season, the Kansas City Symphony will feature Young leading varied programs throughout the 2023-24 season.
“Young led members of the Master Chorale in a spectacular rendering, their voices unearthly, sustained, and reaching a fever pitch that seemed to reverberate throughout the Cahuenga Pass.”
“Guest conductor Caleb Young was water on stage, conducting with great fluidity and incredible deftness.”
“Young took the orchestra to a dreamlike and lyrical trip in a glittering pianissimo… the conductor was a experienced leader whom the orchestra could rely on.”