Internationally recognized as an insightful and versatile musician, American conductor Arthur Post was Music Director of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra from 2010 to 2017. He studied at Yale University, The Juilliard School and Hamburg’s Hochschule fu?r Musik, and served as assistant to Lorin Maazel at the Pittsburgh Symphony, Zubin Mehta at the Israel Philharmonic, and Michael Tilson at the The New World Symphony. In recognition of his thirteen years at the artistic helm of the San Juan Symphony in Colorado, he was appointed Music Director Laureate in 2015. He has built a reputation as an engaging communicator and audience-builder whose compelling programming integrates the great classics with music reflecting local cultures and concerns. He has conducted a number of distinguished ensembles, including the Columbus, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, New Jersey, North Carolina and San Antonio symphonies, the national orchestras of Lille, Toulouse, and Barcelona, the radio orchestras of Berlin, Bavaria and Saarland, and the London Mozart Players. His passion for expanding and enriching the traditional concert experience has established him as a potent advocate for the future of symphonic music.
Arthur Post brought vision and energy to programming and audience engagement at the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. Under his leadership, the TBSO commissioned six major works and recorded three CDs, including a 50th anniversary album that broadened the orchestra’s presence in the community. Artistic excellence, innovative programming, and extensive collaborations with local musicians and artists were all hallmarks of his tenure.