Baltimore Sun Article

Baltimore Sun Article

‘Baltimore is in for an adventure’: Newly named BSO music director Jonathon Heyward makes Lincoln Center debut with ‘rock star’ performance By Mary Carole McCauley NEW YORK — Jonathon Heyward, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s new music director designate, recently...

Baltimore Sun Feature

Baltimore Sun Feature

Five things to know about Jonathon Heyward, the BSO’s newly appointed music director.

New York Times Article

New York Times Article

Baltimore Symphony’s New Conductor Breaks a Racial Barrier Jonathon Heyward is the first person of color to be the orchestra’s music director in its 106-year history. Read the article in full (behind pay wall)

Washington Post Article

Washington Post Article

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra names Jonathon Heyward music director. The 29-year-old rising star becomes the first person of color to lead the 106-year-old orchestra.

Baltimore Sun Article

Baltimore Sun Article

Jonathon Heyward named BSO music director, replacing Marin Alsop and becoming only Black conductor to helm major U.S. symphony orchestra Jonathon Heyward, the 29-year-old classical music phenom whose skill on the conductor’s podium has generated international...

New York Observer interview

New York Observer interview

Conducting Phenom Jonathon Heyward Makes His North American Debut Tour Chief Conductor of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie Jonathon Heyward took time to sit down with Observer to discuss his ongoing US tour. By Annie Levin Conductor Jonathon Heyward, a rising star in...

Atlanta Journal Constitution interview

Atlanta Journal Constitution interview

Jonathon Heyward revisits childhood fascination with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra By Jon Ross, For the AJC Guest conductor returns to the scene of a memory that had a “profound effect” on his life. Conductor Jonathon Heyward can still see the colors, the brilliant...

Five Star Guardian Review for BBC Proms Debut

Five Star Guardian Review for BBC Proms Debut

Flora Willson gave Jonathon Heyward's BBC Proms debut a glowing five star review in The Guardian. She wrote: “Jessie Montgomery’s Banner provided an equivalent opportunity for Technicolor funk and forward drive, compressing and refracting the Star-Spangled...

Die Zeit Interview

Die Zeit Interview

Jonathon Heyward: "Ein Konzertabend ist spannender als Netflix" Jonathon Heyward ist seit 2021 Chefdirigent der Nordwestdeutschen Philharmonie. Wie verändert seine Perspektive das Orchester? Der Dirigent Jonathon Heyward will klassische Musik zugänglicher machen. Denn...

The Arts Desk BBC Proms Review

The Arts Desk BBC Proms Review

Rising star conductor Jonathon Heyward has earned rapturous acclaim for his BBC Proms debut on 7 August. Leading the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and violinist Nicola Benedetti. The Arts Desk’s Boyd Tonkin applauds, “Heyward’s assured, even audacious,...

Classical Source BBC Proms Review

Classical Source BBC Proms Review

Rising star conductor Jonathon Heyward has earned rapturous acclaim for his BBC Proms debut on 7 August. Leading the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and violinist Nicola Benedetti. Nick Breckenfield in Classical Source writes, “What followed was a tremendous...

Colins Column BBC Proms Review

Colins Column BBC Proms Review

“This Prom was about Jonathon Heyward, NYOGB and Beethoven. …Heyward’s a man of twenty-nine coolly heading for the stratosphere,” writes Ateş Orga in Collins Column. “Economic in body language, he displays a wiry rhythmic tension in what he does, together with the...

Jonathon’s Seattle Debut – Review By Thomas May

Jonathon’s Seattle Debut – Review By Thomas May

Conductor’s artistic vision for new appointment includes developing local audiences, building compelling programmes and raising orchestra’s global profile Could this really have only been Jonathon Heyward’s first engagement leading the Seattle band? The chemistry...

Jonathon Heyward Leads a Fine Celebration – Telegraph Review

Jonathon Heyward Leads a Fine Celebration – Telegraph Review

“Who is the Hallé in ‘Hallé Orchestra?’” must be a question that’s crossed many people’s minds. The answer, as Mancunians will tell you, is that he was a great German pianist and conductor who fled Paris in the 1848 Revolution, settled in Manchester, and in 1858...

Jonathon Heyward Leads a Fine Celebration – Telegraph Review

Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony – Manchester Classical Music

Jonathon Heyward expertly piloted the orchestra that bears Charles Hallé’s name through the first of its April ‘Opus one’ programmes last night (it’s repeated tonight and on Sunday in Manchester, and on Friday in Blackburn). Hallé was born 200 years ago this week –...

Review: Hallé Concert – Manchester Classical Music

Review: Hallé Concert – Manchester Classical Music

This week’s Hallé ‘Opus One’ set of concerts is notable not just on account of the soloists (Benjamin Grosvenor for Beethoven’s Piano concerto no. 3, Jonathan Scott for Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony) but because it’s the first full-length main series programme in the...

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