Alasdair Neale photographed downtown in February, when he was visiting New Haven for his audition concert. Lucy Gellman File Photo.
On diversity in symphony orchestras, David Amado said “It’s incredibly important. I think that the orchestra should be of the community. I’m not suggesting that every statistic needs to be represented precisely by the orchestra membership, but I do think it has to be represented somehow.” Lucy Gellman Photo.
Rebecca Miller: "If I were going to book something for today , my program would look much different." Lucy Gellman Photo.
Thursday night, Neale returned to Woolsey Hall as the first of three finalists for music director at the New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO). Music Haven students were there to be his most discerning critics. Lucy Gellman Photos.
Neale: This is not what I do. It's who I am. Lucy Gellman Photos.