We, as volunteers, supporters and subscribers, say bravo to the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra for recruiting John Morris Russell as its principal guest conductor.
This is an exciting announcement and one which will draw additional national and international attention to the island as a sophisticated arts center, certainly a strong incentive to those who have already chosen this beautiful location as their community.
Russell is widely recognized as one of the brightest rising stars internationally. His selection continues the tradition of employing high standards in further developing the artistic influence of the Hilton Head Symphony. This is the engagement of a talent who had the choice of many venues but chose Hilton Head Island out of knowledge and love of the area, combined with a passion for what he can accomplish with our exceptionally talented orchestra. It is a wonderful combination.
A warm welcome is much deserved by Maestro Russell and his family.
John and Carol LangHilton Head Island