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June 18, 2024

Christopher Dragon Accepts New Conductor Appointment with Greensboro Symphony

Colorado Symphony Resident Conductor Christopher Dragon has accepted a new appointment beginning in the 2024/25 Season. In an announcement today, Dragon was named music director of the Greensboro Symphony in Greensboro, NC. Dragon will continue to serve in his role as resident conductor for the Colorado Symphony.

“It’s an absolute honor to have been named music director for the Greensboro Symphony and I’m so incredibly grateful for the opportunity,” said Dragon. “These last nine seasons with the Colorado Symphony have been instrumental in my development and I look forward to working with the tremendous musicians and staff in Denver for years to come.”

Dragon recently concluded his ninth season with the Colorado Symphony, including the last five as resident conductor. He joined the Colorado Symphony in the 2015/16 Season and spent four seasons as Associate Conductor. He also serves as music director for the Wyoming Symphony, a role he was appointed to prior to the 2019/20 Season. Prior to joining the Colorado Symphony, he previously held the position of Assistant Conductor with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for three years, which gave him the opportunity to work closely with Principal Conductor Asher Fisch.

“Christopher Dragon has been an incredible asset and audience favorite since joining us nine seasons ago and we’re thrilled for his appointment as music director for the Greensboro Symphony,” said Tony Pierce, Colorado Symphony Chief Artistic Officer. “It’s been a pleasure to watch him blossom and mature over the years as he’s grown to become an internationally recognized conductor and we look forward to watching his continued growth in the seasons to come.”

Dragon has a versatile portfolio ranging from live-to-picture performances including Nightmare Before ChristmasToy Story and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, a wide variety of collaborations with artists such as The Wu-Tang Clan, Cynthia Erivo and Joshua Bell, to standard and contemporary orchestral repertoire such as Danny Elfman’s Violin Concerto, Eleven Eleven; all areas of which he has become highly sought after. Christopher has become known for his charisma, high energy and affinity for a good costume, consistently delivering unforgettable performances that has made him an audience favourite.

Recent highlights include his successful debut with the San Francisco Symphony, performances of Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton with Danny Elfman reprising the role of Jack Skellington and historic performances with Nathaniel Rateliff at Walt Disney Concert Hall and David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center.