Markand Thakar, Guest Conductor

Markand ThakarMarkand Thakar, music director of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and principal conductor of the Duluth Festival Opera, has earned a wide reputation for orchestra building and innovative programming. He was cited by SYMPHONY magazine for “creative programming and rising artistic standards [that] fill the house,” by New Yorker critic Alex Ross, who says, “On the subject of brilliant programming see this season’s programs by the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra,” and by the Baltimore Sun, which praises his “novel programming concepts” for the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and “one of the most successful examples of thematic programming heard around here in some time.