Scott Terrell

Music Director – Lexington Philharmonic


Music Director of the Lexington Philharmonic since 2009, conductor Scott Terrell has transformed the orchestra with his imaginative programs, engaging presence, and determined passion for artistic excellence and viability.  An ardent champion of new music and diversity of repertoire, he is a visionary leader with a keen intellect for bringing context to the concert hall.   Adept in a broad range of repertoire from masterworks of orchestral canon, new commissions, opera, and works beyond the mainstream, this American conductor can, as critics have noted, “program works that entertain and educate, innovate with new works and revitalize the old.”

In great demand as a guest conductor, this past season included several important debuts including the Baltimore Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Houston Symphony, Fort Worth Opera, Colorado Music Festival, Tucson Symphony, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.  Maestro Terrell debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra in an all-Gershwin program in 2017, as well as debuts with the St. Louis Symphony, Vancouver Symphony and the National Arts Centre Orchestra.  Upcoming debuts for 2018-19 include the Pittsburgh Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony Sand Diego Symphony and re-engagements with Arizona Opera, Baltimore Symphony and the Aspen Music Festival and School.  He has been on the cover conductor staff of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2012, assisting Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin and regularly leading their pre-concert lectures.

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