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Music Director

William Intriligator currently serves as Music Director and Conductor of two orchestras, the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra in Iowa.

As a guest conductor, Maestro 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 huge success of that concert, the orchestra immediately invited him to return to Bari and conduct two more concerts.

Recent projects with the CSO include staged ballet productions; the introduction of family matinee programs; a spectacular performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with nearly 300 performers that initiated an annual Mahler and Richard Strauss exploration; and an innovative program entitled “Star-Crossed Lovers” which combined concert, opera, ballet, and theater in a staged retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

In Spring 2020, Maestro Intriligator and the CSO will present a film with live orchestra for the first time in Cheyenne as they present Raiders of the Lost Ark In Concert.

Originally from Santa Monica, California, Maestro 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 with Michael Gielen and was Gielen’s Assistant Conductor of the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra. He was a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival for two summers and attended the Pierre Monteux School.  He earned masters and doctoral degrees in orchestral conducting at the University of Minnesota.

During his years in Minnesota, he was on the conducting staff of the Minnesota Orchestra and the Minnesota Opera.  He also enjoyed a special relationship with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, leading that orchestra for five seasons in educational concerts, family concerts, regional tours, and concerts of new music.

For more information, including a complete concert schedule, please visit www.williamintriligator.com