Simeone Tartaglione, clinical assistant director of conducting, has been appointed principal conductor of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington (PACO).
“This is a wonderful opportunity for Maestro Tartaglione to lead such an innovative orchestra, which brings wonderful music to the D.C. metropolitan area,” said Grayson Wagstaff, dean of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. “His appointment reflects well on the School of Music.”
Tartaglione is scheduled to make his debut with the orchestra on Nov. 11 when he will conduct “The Romantics,” featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, at United Christian Parish in Reston, Va.
Tartaglione, who is also conductor of the CUA Symphony Orchestra, serves as music director of the Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra; Core Orchestral Department head and piano instructor at the Music School of Delaware in Wilmington; conductor of the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras Symphony at Strathmore Hall; artistic director and conductor of St. Anthony's Italian Festival; and music director of the Newark (Delaware) Symphony Orchestra.
William Marlowe, PACO chairman, artistic director, and Search Committee chair, noted that Tartaglione’s “varied experience with innovative programming, music education, and fundraising experience dovetails perfectly with PACO’s mission. Simeone is an exceptional leader who built instant connections during his audition week with PACO.”
According to its website, the mission of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington (PACO) is to create intimate, inspirational musical experiences throughout the Washington, D.C., area by engaging the community through vibrant music making by the orchestra and chamber ensembles.