Music Director, Allentown Symphony Orchestra
MAESTRO DIANE WITTRY maintains a dual career as an esteemed music director and guest conductor throughout the world and brings a proven track record regarding her ability to inspire musicians and to build an orchestra artistically and organizationally. Wittry has conducted orchestras in 11 countries throughout Europe and Asia, including China, Poland, Canada, Bosnia, Russia, Slovakia, Japan, Italy, as well as her regularly scheduled concerts with orchestras in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In the United States, she has led performances by the Symphony Orchestras of Milwaukee, San Diego, and Santa Barbara, as well as The Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Buffalo Philharmonic, Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, among others; while her international engagements include concerts with the Sarajevo Philharmonic in Bosnia, the Zabrze Philharmonic in Poland, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Russia’s Maikop and Sochi symphony orchestras, Slovakia’s State Orchestra-Kosice, Italy’s Sinfonia Dell’Arte di Firenze, Canada’s Niagara Symphony, and Japan’s Osaka Symphony Orchestra. She has also conducted at the music festivals of Ojai (CA), Penn’s Woods (PA), and I-Park (CT).
Other orchestras that Diane Wittry has been the Music Director and Conductor of include the Garden State Philharmonic, NJ, a professional orchestra comprised of New York and New Jersey based musicians that performed regularly at the New Jersey Shore and throughout the State. The GSP also supported a community chorus, a youth chorus, and a three-tier Youth Orchestra program; the Norwalk Symphony (CT), the Ridgewood Symphony (NJ), the Southern California Sinfonia (CA), the Lamar Chamber Orchestra, and the Symphony of Southeast Texas (TX), where her work garnered the League of American Orchestra’s Helen M Thompson Award.