Learn about our 70-year history.

Leadership Biographies

Robert Spano
Music Director

Robert Spano conducts numerous concerts each season on the main Classical Series, performs the annual concert in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., and participates in a variety of other musical and outreach activities.
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Donald Runnicles
Principal Guest Conductor

Donald Runnicles is one of today’s most consistently acclaimed conductors of opera and symphonic repertoire. Mr. Runnicles recently became General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Orchestra.
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Jennifer Barlament, photo credit Roger Mastroianni Jennifer Barlament
Executive Director

Jennifer Barlament joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in January 2016 as Executive Director.
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Michael Krajewski
Principal Pops Conductor

Much in demand across the United States and Canada, pops conductor Michael Krajewski delights concertgoers with his imaginative and entertaining programs and his wry sense of humor.
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Joseph Young Joseph Young
Assistant Conductor & Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director

Joseph Young became Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra in June 2014.
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Norman Mackenzie
Director of Choruses

As Director of Choruses for the Orchestra, Norman Mackenzie was chosen to help carry forward the creative vision of legendary founding conductor Robert Shaw to a new generation of music lovers.
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