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03.06.17
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Grand Rapids Symphony's Marcelo Lehninger leads orchestra in picturesque adventure into the future
The Rapidian
09.23.16
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Nelson Freire: Schumann elegantly realised by artist of note
The Australian
06.02.16
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Marcelo Lehninger Named Music Director of Grand Rapids Symphony
Grand Rapids Symphony
01.30.16
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Classical music: Guest conductor gets smartly detailed playing from FW Symphony
The Dallas Morning News
10.27.15
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Marcelo Lehninger Starts KSO’s Conductor Search With Style
Knoxville Mercury
10.23.15
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Lehninger, Lefkowitz lead KSO in detailed performance
Knoxville News
10.18.15
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Awadagin Pratt thoroughly integrates Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in a reciprocal exchange of ideas
Albuquerque Journal
02.21.15
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Grand Rapids Symphony has audience on the edge of their seats with guest soloist, conductor
MLive
11.15.14
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Milwaukee Symphony enchants with 'Scheherazade,' Saint-Saens
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
09.19.14
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Lehninger’s Beethoven begins BSO’s season with a bang
The Boston Globe
06.30.14
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Review: CSO summer debut displays Lehninger’s strengths
The Chautauquan Daily
06.10.14
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CONDUCTOR MARCELO LEHNINGER WINS HELEN M. THOMPSON AWARD
03.25.14
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Review: New West Symphony infuses a hopeful spirit in Verdi's Requiem
Los Angeles Times
02.28.14
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Even with Boulez absent, CSO's thoughtful program has the master's touch
Chicago Tribune
01.24.14
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Conductor, soloist make impressive SSO debuts
The Seattle Times
08.17.13
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REVIEW: ‘Moments of beauty and delicacy’ mark Plano’s guest spot with CSO
The Chautauquan Daily

Brazilian-born Marcelo Lehninger is in his second year as Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony. He previously served as Music Director of the New West Symphony in Los Angeles, for which the League of American Orchestras awarded him the Helen H. Thompson Award for Emerging Music Directors. Marcelo was appointed Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra by James Levine, and, after a very successful two year tenure that included stepping in for Maestro Levine on short notice in Boston and on tour at Carnegie Hall, was later promoted to Associate Conductor.

Mr. Lehninger's 2017-18 season includes his debut with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, and a return to the Slovenian Philharmonic, which he leads on tour to Vienna. Closer to home, Mr. Lehninger debuts with the Charlotte and Tucson Symphonies, and returns to the North Carolina Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic. He returns to Carnegie Hall with the Grand Rapids Symphony, the orchestra's first performance at the famed venue in thirteen years ... read full bio