Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies' current artistic director Amir Kats, a five-year veteran of the organization, has resigned. Kats will continue in his position through the end of August.
The GTCYS is conducting a nationwide search for a new artistic director and symphony conductor for the 600-student organization.
According to a news release from GTCYS, Kats resigned "to pursue new conducting opportunities and spend more time with his family."
Before leaving, Kats will conduct GTCYS' annual Summer Orchestras' concert at Como Park on July 17 and the Minnesota All-State Orchestra on August 6 - 11.
Now in its 40th anniversary season, GTCYS is one of the largest youth orchestra programs in America.
Does the weekend ahead look pretty tame? Here are four ways to add a little zing...
Zaraawar Mistry in his latest production "The Other Mr. Gandhi"
Image courtesy of the artist
1. Are you looking for love? So is Marcus Young, and he's hoping his latest art exhibition will help him find it. Called "I'm looking for love, so let's fix the system", Young's latest show is a mix of art and life, where the boundaries between the two are completely challenged. Join him tonight at MCAD, buy some of his old apartment furniture, and help him find Mr. Right.
2. Got money on your mind? Check out the latest exhibit at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, titled Medium of Exchange: The Art of Cash
. If you go tonight, you will also be treated to Dylan Hicks reading from his new book "Boarded Windows" and performing music from his new album, Sings Bolling Greene.
3. Zaraawar Mistry is an excellent storyteller. His latest one-man show "The Other Mr. Gandhi" runs this weekend only at the Illusion Theater in Minneapolis. It's filled with his signature twists, simple-but-dramatic scene changes, and fabulous characters.
4. Want to put a little rhythm in your step? Tomorrow the Drum Corps International takes over the TCF Bank Stadium as part of its 40th Anniversary summer tour. 26 drum corps will be marching, including Minnesota Brass and the Madison Scouts.(2 Comments)