After five years as conductor of the Coastal Symphony of Georgia Luis Haza will be stepping down from his post next April. Haza, a world-renowned Grammy winning Cuban violinist and former member of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C., has two more performances with the Coastal Symphony on February 19 and April 9.Texas native Michelle Merill has been selected by the symphony board to take Haza’s place. Merill currently serves as the associate conductor of the Detroit Symphony where she helps plan and conduct more than 30 shows a year. Merill studied conducting at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and holds bachelors and master’s degrees in music.
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