The Charlotte Symphony and Music Director Christopher Warren- Green have named Jacobs School student Roger Kalia as the Orchestra’s new assistant conductor. Kalia will perform publicly with the Charlotte Symphony for the first time this fall and is scheduled to conduct a variety of concerts throughout the 2013-14 season.
“I am thrilled to appoint Roger as our next assistant conductor,” said Warren-Green. “He brings considerable conducting experience and excellent musicianship to the podium, and along with his warm personality I know our audiences will immediately embrace this rising young talent.”
As assistant conductor at the Charlotte Symphony, Kalia will be primarily responsible for education concerts, the annual Nutcracker ballet with NC Dance Theatre, and the family-focused Lollipops Series. He will also assist Warren-Green in rehearsals by listening for balance and providing feedback, and will be available to step onto the podium in other instances as needed.
Like Warren-Green, Kalia, who grew up in a suburb of Long Island, NY, will reside in Charlotte. He said that he is “…looking forward to making Charlotte home,” adding, “It has a rich history and so much to offer in terms of art and culture, and I’m thrilled to represent the Charlotte Symphony as part of that cultural community.”