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William Eddins


William Eddins has a multifaceted musical career as a conductor and pianist. He is the music director emeritus of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, a former associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra and a frequent guest conductor of major orchestras throughout the world. In September 2022 he will conduct the Minnesota Orchestra’s season opening subscription concerts for the first time, leading a program that includes Wynton Marsalis’ Swing Symphony with the combined forces of the Minnesota Orchestra, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Marsalis himself on trumpet. He is also a frequent guest host and writer of the Twin Cities PBS broadcast and online livestream concert series This Is Minnesota Orchestra, and will host that program on July 15 to launch the 2022 Summer at Orchestra Hall season. His engagements in the U.S. have included concerts with the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Milwaukee and St. Louis, and the Buffalo Philharmonic. He was principal guest conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Ireland. He is the co-founder of MetroNOME Brewery LLC, a socially missioned brewery in St. Paul established in the wake of public unrest in the summer of 2020 with the objective of nurturing outstanding music education in the Twin Cities metro area.