Resident conductor to leave PSO

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra resident conductor Lawrence Loh has been named the first music director of Symphoria, an orchestra in Syracuse, N.Y.

The appointment is effective in the 2015-16 season, but he will conduct some concerts as music director designate in the next year.

Mr. Loh started with the PSO as an assistant conductor in 2005 and has been music director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra since 2009. He will stay on with the PSO and PYSO through next season.

In addition to his new role with Symphoria, he will continue to serve as music director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in the Poconos.

In his role with the PSO, he has led Pops, Fiddlesticks family concerts and other performances.

"For me, it's been an incredible opportunity to learn from one of the best orchestras, finest orchestras in the world," Mr. Loh said.

Symphoria is an orchestra created by roughly 50 musicians of the now-defunct Syracuse Symphony Orchestra following its bankruptcy in 2011.

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