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Information on the Symphony's Music Director.

Conductor and Violinist Marka Young performs as a recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician on the East and West Coast of the United States. After her New York recital debut at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, The New York Concert Review wrote that Dr. Young played “…with a broad, majestic interpretation and a full-bodied sound.”

She was an Artist in Residence at Banff and has performed for the Rhinebeck Chamber Society, Blossom Festival, the Bach Aria Festival, Music Mountain, Connecticut Early Music Festival and the New England Bach Festival.

She was a member of Princeton University’s Composer’s Ensemble and the Stony Brook Quartet. Dr. Young is currently Assistant Concertmaster of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Concertmaster of the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra and a violinist in the American Classical orchestra and the Rebel Baroque Orchestra.