The Cleveland Orchestra has announced an extension of Brett Mitchell's contract for two years through the 2016-17 season. After serving for two years as Assistant Conductor (2013-15), Mr. Mitchell's title will be elevated to Associate Conductor at the start of the 2015-16 season. He will become the first person to hold that title with the Orchestra in over three decades, and only the fifth in its 98-season history. A concurrent agreement extends Mr. Mitchell’s work as Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra through the same period. To learn more, please visit the following links:
- Official press release from The Cleveland Orchestra: "The Cleveland Orchestra extends Brett Mitchell's contract as conductor through 2016-17 season"
- Article in The Plain Dealer: "Cleveland Orchestra assistant conductor Brett Mitchell lands contract extension and promotion"
- Article in Crain's Cleveland Business: "Cleveland Orchestra gives conductor a two-year contract extension"
- Article in Broadway World: "Brett Mitchell extends contract with Cleveland Orchestra through 2016-17 season"