Michael Miropolsky, assistant principal second violin with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, has been named conductor/music director of the Thalia Symphony Orchestra. He follows Stephen Rogers Radcliffe, music director since 2010. Miropolsky is a familiar figure locally, as he is also founder/artistic director of the Seattle Violin Virtuosi and the Seattle Chamber Orchestra, and is music director of the Cascade Symphony Orchestra. He begins his new post in the fall.
The orchestra’s next performance will be 8 p.m. June 8 at Town Hall Seattle, with guest conductor Jeremy Briggs Roberts. The program will include Berlioz’s “Nuits d’Ete,” “Romeo and Juliet” Suite 2 by Prokofiev and Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com and at the door.