Fresno Philharmonic Interviews: Conductor Candidate Sameer Patel
Sameer Patel is the first of six candidates hoping to become the next conductor and musical director of the Fresno Philharmonic. The current Associate Conductor of the San Diego Symphony, Patel brings a youthful passion to his work, and numerous honors, including the Solti Foundation’s U.S. 2016 Career Assistance Award. His artistry will be on display at the Saroyan Theater this weekend as the leads the orchestra in a concert featuring works by Mozart, Sibelius and Jonathan Leshnoff. Patel joined us on Valley Public Radio to talk about his vision for making classical music relevant to diverse, 21st century audiences.