Kyle Knox

Kyle Knox will take over the dual positions of Music Director of WYSO and Associate Conductor of the Madison Symphony Orchestra beginning in the 2018-2019 season. Past and upcoming conducting credits include Mark Adamo’s Little Women with Madison Opera, Albert Herring, The Turn of the Screw, and Transformations with UW Opera, Madison Symphony’s 2017 Concert on the Green, Die Fledermaus, The Gondoliers and H.M.S. Pinafore with Madison Savoyards, as well as UW Music Clinic’s High School Honors Orchestra. Other concerts include Carousel , Sunday in the Park with George , and Sweeney Todd (2018) with Middleton Players Theatre, Jon Deak’s The Passion of Scrooge with Oakwood Chamber Players, as well as regular appearances with the Middleton Community Orchestra.

He was formerly a clarinettist with the Milwaukee Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, and Philadelphia Orchestras, and on faculty at UW-Milwaukee. His festival credits include Tanglewood, Spoleto (Italy), Santa Fe Chamber Music, and Bowdoin Summer Music Festivals, as well as the New York String Orchestra Seminar. He has recorded for the Koch and Naxos labels and has been featured numerous times on NPR’s Performance Today.

Kyle has premiered works by Osvaldo Golijov, Sean Shepherd, and Huang Ruo among many others. Nico Muhly’s chamber work Service Music (2004) was written for and dedicated to him. His debut album, a recording of Conrad Susa’s chamber opera Transformations (the work’s world premier recording) will be released in the summer of 2018 on iTunes.

Kyle studied clarinet with Ricardo Morales, Yehuda Gilad, and Andy Lamy, and conducting with James Smith. He holds degrees from Juilliard and UW-Madison.

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