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Music director at KC Symphony to step down in 2023

September 9, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The longtime music director for the Kansas City Symphony will leave his position, but not for a few years.

The symphony on Monday announced that Michael Stern will step down at the end of the 2022-23 season. After that, he will become music director laureate.

A news release from the symphony also notes that Stern’s contract has been renewed through the 2022-23 season.

Candidates to replace Stern will guest conduct during the 2021-22 season.

Stern began at the Kansas City Symphony in 2005.

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