Roderick Cox to Guest Conduct the Macon Symphony Orchestra Again

We are thrilled to announce that Otis Redding Foundation-supported Roderick Cox, Assistant Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, will be returning to Macon to guest conduct the Macon Symphony Orchestra for the second time.

Roderick L. Cox of Macon-Bibb County was given his first musical instrument, a French horn, needed for his success as a music major at Columbus Star University Schwob School of Music, through The Otis Redding Foundation. In 2012, Roderick L. Cox became the Alabama Symphony’s Assistant Conductor. He was the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Music Director. Cox has long been supported by the Foundation, since 2005; the relationship began when the Boys and Girls Club of Central Georgia was made aware of the young man’s talents. The Foundation went on to financially support Cox’s studying abroad in Oxford, England and the Czech Republic. Cox has also served as a camp counselor for the Otis Music Camp in 2009, 2011 and 2012.

“It was basically the start of my formal education in music,” said Cox, who graduated with a master’s degree in music with a concentration in conducting from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music.

“I’ve basically become a better musician and a better person,” said Cox, whose long-term goal is to become the music director of a major symphony orchestra.

Pathos and Passion

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Guest Conductor • Roderick Cox

The Grand Opera House

Conductor Chat 6:30 • Concert 7:30

In our season opener, Macon native Roderick Cox leads the orchestra in presenting some of the most lovely and enduring music of the classical repertoire. Opening with one of Beethoven's greatest overtures, the concert will also feature delightful selections from the incidental music written for one of Shakespeare's boisterous romantic comedies, culminating in Tchaikovsky's highly personal and turbulent symphonic poem on fate. Join us for an evening of powerful and transformative musical drama as the symphony portrays the unexpected turns in life and love.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 478-301-5300 or visit www.maconsymphony.com