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.

During his tenure with the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, Intriligator has presented many special programs including film with live orchestra, Symphony Underground with regional bands, 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.

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 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.

As an advocate for new music, and especially for young composers, Intriligator and his orchestras have commissioned and premiered over 25 works. Also an eager opera conductor, he has led productions of works by Mozart, Verdi, Bizet, and Puccini, and he was previously Assistant Conductor of the Minnesota Opera. He has also led staged ballet productions, musicals, rock and country concerts, and film with live orchestra.

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 then studied conducting in France with Charles Bruck and in Germany and Austria with Michael Gielen. He earned his masters and doctoral degrees in orchestral conducting at the University of Minnesota. Intriligator was a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival for two summers and attended the Pierre Monteux School for four summers. He was also a protégée of Christian Thielemann in Germany, Italy, and the U.S.

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

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