Celebrating her twelfth season as Music Director of The Williamsburg Symphony in Virginia and seventh as Music Director of Maine Pro Musica Orchestra, Janna Hymes was the special guest on the Friday, April 29, 2016 edition of The Chris Wolf Show.
Hymes has established an exceptional reputation for her exciting and dynamic conducting style. Chosen out of over 100 female conductors, Ms. Hymes was picked to open the 2014-15 season of the Macon Symphony Orchestra. This season she will be Artist in Residence at Colby College, conducting the student/faculty orchestra.
She has made outstanding guest appearances with the symphonies of Houston, Indianapolis, North Carolina, Oregon, Richmond, Florida West Coast, Spokane, Madison, Omaha, Springfield, Harrisburg, Stamford and Bozeman, and the Cincinnati and Chappaqua Chamber Orchestras. She has also received acclaim for her performances with San Francisco’s Women’s Philharmonic, and the Florida Orchestra.
Her international guest conducting credits include performances with France’s Orchestre National de Lyon and Besançon Chamber Orchestra, The Netherlands’ Delta Ensemble, the Messiaen Academy of the Netherlands, Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México (Mexican State Symphony Orchestra), and Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Costa Rica (National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica).
A student of Leonard Bernstein, Gustav Meier, Otto Werner-Mueller and Gunther Schuller, Ms. Hymes is the former Music Director of the Maine Grand Opera Company, Associate Conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the first woman to hold that post. Previous positions include Resident Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Columbus Women’s Orchestra, Cincinnati Composers’ Guild and I Solisti Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. She also served as Assistant Conductor of the Canton Symphony Orchestra and the Teatro Massimo Opera House in Palermo, Italy.
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