Area September 23, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 9 The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra, now in its 70th season, is proud to announce the appointment of Maestro Arkady Leytush as its new artistic director/conductor. Maestro Leytush continues to have a distinguished career in America, Europe, and Russia. He was introduced to America in 1994 when, with a week’s notice, he made an impressive debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, replacing Yuri Temirkanov. Leytush’s conducting style has been described as being in the grand Russian tradition. His artistry and dynamic interpretations of the literature have made him an audience favorite. Since 1980, Leytush has worked with many fine orchestras including the New World Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, New York Chamber Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Symphony welcomes Conductor Arkady Leytush Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orchestra Nacional Do Porto. Leytush is a conductor of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the National Orchestra of Ukraine, and music director of the Rakhlin International Festival in Yalta. He is also a professor of conducting and orchestra at Long Island Conservatory. He is well known for his transcriptions and orchestrations of music by composers such as Bach, Buxtehude, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, and Chopin. During last year’s season, Leytush led the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra at one of its rehearsals. Orchestra members were deeply impressed by Leytush’s musicality, conducting style, knowledge, and ability to relate to the RSO’s volunteer players. There was great joy among orchestra members when it became known that Leytush would be available to lead the orchestra in its 70th season. Donna Dixon of Ramsey, personnel manager and clarinetist in the orchestra, summed up the general feeling by saying, “We are all excited at having a conductor with Maestro Leytush’s reputation as our new leader. We look forward to a wonderful season.” Concertmaster Herb Steiner said, “I can’t wait for our first rehearsal under Maestro Leytush. He is a great conductor.” Concerts will be on Nov. 20, 2009; and March 5, March 28, and May 7, 2010. Subscriptions for the four concert season are: regular, $70; senior, $50; and student, $35. Subscriptions or individual tickets may be purchased through online at www.ridgewoodsymphony.org. Information is also available via the hotline: (201) 612-0118. ���������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������� ������������������������� �������������������� Your Dog’s Business Is OUR Business �������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������� ������������������� �������������� ���������� ��������������������� ���������������������������� ������������������������������������ ���������������������������� ����������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ������� ������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������ ���������������������� ������������ �������������������� ���������������������� ������������������������� ���������� ���������������������� Fall specials available now for a limited time only. Call Robin at 973-636-7000 ����������������������� ����������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������