The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra has extended its contract with Music Director and Conductor William Intriligator through June of 2025. Intriligator, who came to the orchestra in 2000, has overseen many commissions of new music for the orchestra and has developed programming to reach audiences in new ways and new places – the orchestra has graced stages around the Dubuque area including Five Flags Theatre, the Mississippi Moon Bar, Voices in the Warehouse district, and the Dubuque Arboretum. The orchestra’s 2017/18 season’s Star Crossed Lovers performances showcased a powerful fusion of symphony, theater, and opera. And the DSO broke new ground in presenting its first staged musical West Side Story to nearly three sold out crowds in April of 2018.
In 2013, Maestro Intriligator was awarded the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society’s Elisha Darlin Award in recognition of his impact on the cultural landscape of Dubuque. In 2014, the orchestra also received the Dubuque365 Impact Award in Music, recognizing the many ways the orchestra reaches out to the community.
Intriligator is the third music director in the 60-year history of the orchestra.