Timothy Muffitt is stepping down as music director after this year.
After the orchestra’s 2019-2020 season is over, the Baton Rouge Symphony Ochestra said, “the BRSO Board of Directors would then designate Muffitt as music director laureate in recognition of his many contributions to the BRSO and, at that time, his 20 years of leadership.”
Muffitt has accomplished a lot in his time at the Baton Rouge Symphony Ochestra.
Muffit has been a part of more than one world premiere and BRSO commissions, helped release the orchestra’s first commercial recording and emphaized the “Only in Louisiana” concept.
BRSO said, the “Only in Louisiana” concept “celebrated the uniquely wonderful culture of Louisiana, Muffitt’s self-described adopted home.”
“It has been an honor and privilege to share the stage with the extraordinary musicians of the BRSO and to bring music to this community, one that genuinely loves great music,” said Muffitt. “I am also especially grateful for our audience members who have been on this journey with us, and for the generous and visionary patrons who make it possible. I have many fond memories of these last 20 years, and the deepest respect for the musical family of the BRSO, those both on and off stage. The organization is now stronger than ever thanks to their time, talents and dedication. I look forward to our future concerts together with great anticipation.”
The list of organizations that Muffitt has worked with while at the Baton Rouge Symphony is long including:
- The region’s universities, public and private schools
- Collaborative performances with Baton Rouge Ballet Theater, Of Moving Colors, The Louisiana State Museum, Rural Life Museum and The New Orleans International Piano Competition
- Combined performances with the Acadiana Symphony and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
The search has begun for Timothy Muffitt’s replacement.