-- conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.
| Neal Gittleman was chosen to be music director of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in December 1994 and took over as conductor at the beginning of the 1995-96 season. Gittleman succeeded Isaiah Jackson. |
In 1997 the Philharmonic's board of trustees extended Gittleman's contract for three years, to May 2001.
LISA POWELL / DAYTON DAILY NEWS
Background on Neal GittlemanBorn:
June 29, 1955 in the Panama Canal Zone.Raised in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Married to Lisa Fry.
Graduated from Yale University in 1975. Studied with Nadia Boulanger and Charles Bruck. Assistant conductor of Oregon Symphony and associate conductorof the Syracuse Symphony. Guest conducted the San Francisco, Chicago and Indianapolis symphoniesand the l'Orchestra de la Suisse Romande. Resident conductor of the MilwaukeeSymphony (formerly associate conductor); and music director of the Marion(Ind.) Philharmonic.Named music director of Dayton Philharmonic December 1994.
The Philharmonic has never reavealed Gittleman's salary, but tax forms filed with the Internal Revenue Service indicated he earned $81,000 with an expense account of $4,000 in the 1995-96 season.
DDN 12-23-1994, "PHILHARMONIC GETS CONDUCTOR"
File created: 1-3-1996
DDN 5-29-1995,"PHILHARMONIC CHIEF-TO-BE LOVES VARIETY IN KEYBOARDS"
DDN 9-3-1995, "NEW ERA BEGINS WITH DAYTON PHILHARMONIC"
DDN 5-10-1997, "GITTLEMAN ADDS 3 YEARS TO CONTRACT"
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