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Edward Cumming Takes On Interim Duties At Hartt School

Hartford Courant Staff

May 23, 2010

Edward Cumming, music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, also will serve as interim director of Orchestral Activities for the Hartt School for the 2010-11 academic year.

Cumming will leave his HSO job at the end of the 2010-11 season. The symphony is auditioning seven candidates for job; four already have led concerts and the remaining three will conduct next season.

That gives conductor Cumming some time for his new duties at Hartt while still holding his job with the HSO.

He succeeds Christopher Zimmerman, who leaves the school after 11 years, to become music director of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra in Virginia.

Cumming is in his eighth season as music director of the HSO. He was previously resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony, working with lead conductor Mariss Jansons. Cumming also directed the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. He studied with Otto-Werner Mueller at Yale University, where he received a doctorate in music in 1992.

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