MUSIC DIRECTOR – CONDUCTOR
With over two decades of international credits as a conductor and composer, Fouad Fakhouri is committed to actively engaging audiences through powerful artistic experiences. Known for his “musical accuracy” and “emotional intensity,” his performances have been celebrated for their broad, dynamic and powerful interpretations, which go beyond the score to capture both the essence and spirit of music.
In June 2016, after a year and a half long international search, Fakhouri was named Music Director of the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra in Michigan. From 2014 – 2016 Fakhouri served as Music Director and Conductor of Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra (North Carolina). In 2009 he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra where he led the orchestra on its first international tour to Austria and Germany.
Among his many recent guest conducting appearances are the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra (Lebanon), Saginaw Bay Orchestra (Michigan), Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (New York), Cairo Symphony Orchestra (Egypt) and the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra (Sophia, Bulgaria).