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Music Director, The Florida Orchestra
Chief Conductor, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
Music Director, Mainly Mozart Festival

Michael Francis has quickly established himself as one of the leading international conductors of today. With the start of the 2019-20 season, Francis begins his tenure as Chief Conductor of Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz. Appointed Music Director of the Florida Orchestra in the fall of 2014, he is now entering his fifth season with a contract extension through the 2023-24 season. His role in building a wide variety of transformative community engagement initiatives has significantly grown the organization. Since 2014 as Music Director of the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, California with a contract renewal through the summer of 2023, he continues his ambitious multi-year exploration of Mozart’s life. He was Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra from 2012-16.

For the 2019-20 season, upcoming engagements include a debut with the Detroit Symphony for their season opening, as well as return performances with the Indianapolis Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic, Philharmonia, MDR Leipzig, RSB Berlin and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken.
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Current Schedule

Tampere Philharmonic
5th September 2019 – Tampere, Finland
Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pflaz
11th September 2019 – Ludwigshafen, Germany
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National Youth Orchestra of Canada
11th August 2019 – Granada, Spain
National Youth Orchestra of Canada
6-7th August 2019 – Alicante, Spain
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