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About the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra

       Now in its 106th season, the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra (the Phil) played its first concert on December 28, 1913,
       under the organization and imagination of G. Herbert Clarke, a Kingston violin teacher with a passion for music and a
       vision of shared musical fellowship with the community.
       Today’s orchestra comprises all professionally trained musicians who come from diverse academic backgrounds, a
       variety of countries, and who bring a world-class level of precision, skill and dedication.
       Under the guidance of Music Director and Conductor Steven Karidoyanes, the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra has
       taken its place as a major cultural force in southeastern New England.  Today, the Phil plays to critical acclaim, premieres
       pieces from leading composers, performs with world-renowned soloists, and has performed in venues across the region.
       Beyond the season, the Phil presents a wide range of live music and educational programs to people of all ages and
       backgrounds.  Working with educators, leaders and community partners, the Phil reaches well beyond Plymouth,
       serving as innovator and music advocate for music for all.
       Since his appointment in 1994, Steven Karidoyanes continues to raise the orchestra to new levels of distinction with a
       commitment to artistic excellence, music education and community outreach.


                                Steven Karidoyanes

                                Music Director and Conductor
                                As  a  conductor,  composer  and  broadcaster,  Boston  native  Steven
                                Karidoyanes brings a wealth of musical experiences to the podium.  In
                                addition  to  his  post  as  Music  Director  and  Conductor  of  the  Plymouth
                                Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr. Karidoyanes is in his 18th season conducting
                                the  New  England  Conservatory  Youth  Symphony,  leading  concerts  in
      PHOTO © SUSAN WILSON      Boston’s most prestigious concert venues and in past concert tours of Italy,
                                Greece, Costa Rice, Eastern Europe, Ireland and Spain.  Since 2008 he is also
                                a regular understudy conductor for the Boston Pops.  He made his Boston
                                Pops conducting debut in Symphony Hall in December 2016.
       Complementing his performing activities, Mr. Karidoyanes is a composer and member of ASCAP.  His composition,
       Yerakina: Dionysian Dance for Orchestra, was written for and premiered by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and has
       been performed by the Boston Pops.  His Café Neon: Fantasy on Greek Songs and Dances has been performed over thirty
       times by over a dozen orchestras coast to coast plus Italy, Greece and Australia.  A classical music announcer/producer,
       Mr. Karidoyanes has worked for National Public Radio affiliates in Boston, North Carolina and Indiana.
       Mr. Karidoyanes lives in Boston with his wife, Amy.  They have two sons, Michael and Nicholas.




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