I attended a concert where the conductor was one of seven applying for the position. He sold me. From the minute that he came on stage, he was on stage. He was everything that a person who will be in charge should have. Enthusiasm, engaging,talent,
articulate, young.I have no control over who the subscribers and Board will pick,and I haven't seen or heard the competitors, but I give him one vote. However, and this is a big however, I have been impressed before by individuals who have disappointed me
later, so maybe I should just keep my vote to myself. But , from the Star Spangle Banner to the West Side Story , the orchestra was great .