Marcelo Lehninger


Brazilian-born Marcelo Lehninger is music director of the New West Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles. For his work there, he was awarded the Helen M. Thompson Award for Emerging Music Director in 2014 by the League of American Orchestras. He recently concluded an appointment as associate conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

The 2015–16 season includes Mr. Lehninger’s debut with the Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Ft. Worth, Knoxville, Winnipeg, and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphonies, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; as well as return engagements with the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Grand Rapids Symphony, and Minas Gerais Philharmonic. His 2014–15 season included debuts with the Detroit and Milwaukee Symphonies, and Rochester Philharmonic; and return engagements with the Florida Orchestra and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. In Europe, he appeared with the Lucerne Symphony, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, and Slovenian Philharmonic, and assisted Mariss Jansons on tour with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

As a guest conductor in the United States, Mr. Lehninger has led the Chicago, Houston, Baltimore, Seattle, National, Jacksonville, New Jersey, Omaha, Hartford, and Fairfax, Orchestras, as well as the Florida and Louisville Orchestras, Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, New England Conservatory Philharmonia, and Bard College Conservatory Orchestra. In Venezuela, Mr. Lehninger has led and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and in Canada, he has appeared with the Toronto Symphony, and Calgary and Hamilton Philharmonics. In 2013, Mr. Lehninger recorded the work of composer Christopher Culpo for Radio France in Paris, conducting the Orchestre National de France.

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Marcelo Lehninger conducted The Orchestra Now on November 22, 2015.