Meet our First Guest Conductor
Jeffrey Pollock will conduct "A Hallowe'en Fright Night" on October 28th.
Jeffrey Pollock is known for his musical versatility and for his ability to make connections with audiences. Chosen by the League of American Orchestras as a featured conductor for their prestigious
2001 National Conductor Preview, he has performed with orchestras across North America including the Detroit, Houston, Nashville, Cleveland Chamber and Charlotte Symphonies in the US and
the Hamilton Philharmonic, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and Niagara Symphony in Canada. Currently in his third season as Music Director for Sinfonia Ancaster, he is expanding the audience base and the orchestra’s reputation through his innovative and original concert programming. Guest conducting engagements for the 2023-24 season include appearances with the Windsor Symphony and Georgian Bay Symphony orchestras.
A sensitive accompanist, he has performed with virtuoso artists such as Conrad Tao, Zuill Bailey,
Angela Cheng and Jennifer Frautschi. While Associate Conductor with the Fort Worth Symphony
and Resident Conductor of the Toledo Symphony, he worked with a wide variety of international
performers, including Roberta Flack, Wynnona Judd, Randy Newman, Pink Martini, Nanci Griffith,
Arturo Sandoval and Natalie MacMaster.
For the opera stage, he has conducted productions of The Barber of Seville, Cavalleria Rusticana, and
The Turn of the Screw and has worked as chorus master and vocal coach for several regional opera
companies. When not on the podium, Jeff can be found mixing vintage cocktails, teaching, or exploring
new hiking trails.