Music Director

William Intriligator currently serves as Music Director and Conductor of the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra and the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra in Iowa. He is an experienced orchestra leader whose musicianship, leadership, personality, and passion have enabled both organizations to reach new audiences, attain new artistic heights, diversify programming, and achieve unprecedented success.

Intriligator’s 2022-2023 concert season at both orchestras includes carefully curated programs that blend traditional concert favorites with works by women and other under-represented composers, while also featuring outstanding guest artists.

Some highlights of the 2022-2023 Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra season include Home Alone film with live orchestra, the second Symphony Underground with the band Ten Cent Stranger, concert favorites like Scheherazade, Enigma Variations, Lincoln Portrait, and guest artists such as violinist Michael Ludwig and pianists Sara Buechner and Michael Roll. Other soloists include French horn player Ben Shafer and electric guitarist D. J. Sparr.

During his tenure with the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, Intriligator has presented many special programs including film with live orchestra, Symphony Underground, concerts of film music, ballet productions, family matinees, multi-media productions, new educational initiatives, round-table events, collaborations with regional choruses, a season-long exploration of women composers, and a multi-year Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss exploration.

One of his most extraordinary and innovative programs was a partnership with stage director and Cheyenne-native Sarah Hartmann entitled “Star-Crossed Lovers” which combined concert, opera, ballet, and theater in a staged retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

As a guest conductor, Intriligator has led performances with many distinguished orchestras across the country, including those of Honolulu, Houston, Minnesota, Richmond, Saint Paul, Savannah, Syracuse, and Tulsa.  In 2017, he made his European conducting debut in Italy with the Bari Symphony Orchestra.  After the success of that concert, the orchestra immediately invited him to return to Bari and conduct two more concerts.

Intriligator previously served as Assistant Conductor of the Minnesota Opera, Apprentice Conductor and Staff Conductor at the Minnesota Orchestra, and Assistant Conductor of the Southwest German Radio Orchestra.  He was a regular guest conductor of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for five seasons while living in the Twin Cities, conducting the SPCO in educational concerts, family concerts, regional tours, and concerts of new music.

Originally from Santa Monica, California, Intriligator earned many accolades as an oboist before turning to conducting. He graduated with highest honors in music from Princeton University. He was a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival for two summers and attended the Pierre Monteux School four summers. He studied conducting in France with Charles Bruck and in Germany and Austria with Michael Gielen. He returned to the U.S. to earn his masters and doctoral degrees in orchestral conducting at the University of Minnesota.

For more information on our Maestro, including a complete concert schedule, please visit his website at www.williamintriligator.com.

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