Beyond the Baton Conducting Workshop
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Diane Wittry was the Music Director and Conductor of the Norwalk Symphony from
2002-2011. Under her artistic leadership, the organization expanded their concert series and grew artistically. The Stamford Advocate said of the the Norwalk Symphony "it is one of the he best orchestras in the state with its secret weapon, music director, Diane Wittry, who specializes in finding creative ways to make the music fresh, accessible , and exciting."
 
Norwalk Symphony
 

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (NSO) was founded in January 1939. A year later, the celebrated Quinto Maganini, a Pulitzer prize winning composer and principal flute for the New York Symphony, began his 26-year tenure as the Orchestra’s Conductor and Music Director. Following Maestro Maganini’s retirement in 1967, Dennis Russell Davis conducted the orchestra from 1969 to 1973, and was succeeded by Gilbert Levine from 1974 to 1980.  The Music Director from 1980 to 2000 was Jesse Levine, who expanded the musical aspirations of the NSO as well as demanded an increasingly rigorous standard of performance from its musicians.

At the opening concert of the 2002-2003 season, Diane Wittry made her debut as Music Director and Conductor of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Wittry brought an enthusiasm for music and a commitment to education and outreach in the community. Wittry's new ideas for collaborating with community groups broadened and expanded the concert experience. With her new leadership, the Norwalk Symphony grew artistically and significantly expanded its outreach. She continues her relationship with the Norwalk Symphony through the Beyond the Baton National Conducting Seminar each year.

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