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Mayor's Arts Awards 2006 - Gerard Schwarz
Mayor's Arts Awards 2006 - Gerard Schwarz
Appointed as music director of the Seattle Symphony in 1985, Gerard Schwarz holds the longest tenure of any current music director of a major American orchestra. Under Schwarz's artistic leadership, the Seattle Symphony has evolved into one of the world's finest orchestras. His nearly 100 recordings with the symphony have received widespread recognition, including 10 Grammy nominations. Schwarz was also a prime mover in the creation of Benaroya Hall, a vital part of the revitalization of downtown Seattle which has greatly expanded the realm of cultural events. Schwarz has led the orchestra on numerous tours, and carries the Seattle mantle with him as he guest conducts all over the world.
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