Perth-born conductor Christopher Dragon has received two appointments this week, having been named Music Director of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra as well as Resident Conductor of the Colorado Symphony. Both appointments begin in the 2019/20 season. Australians would be familiar with Dragon through his association with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, where he was Assistant Conductor for three years and worked closely with Principal Conductor Asher Fisch.

Christopher Dragon. Photo © Colorado Symphony

One of four finalists up for Music Director of Wyoming Symphony, Dragon has been offered a three-year preliminary contract with the orchestra. He first conducted the orchestra in January of last year as part of its Music Director search, a process which took a year and a half.

“I am absolutely thrilled to begin my new role as Music Director of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra,” Dragon told Limelight. “As this is my first Music Director position in the US, I am especially excited to shape the overall vision and direction of the Orchestra.”

“My overall goal is to make the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra a key central part to the entire state of Wyoming. I also aim to make the Symphony accessible...