Conductor Mariusz Smolij
Conductor Mariusz Smolij took the stage at the Plaza Theater on April 20th as the sixth and final candidate for the vacant Maestro position with The El Paso Symphony Orchestra. Smolij is the most tenured of the contenders and auditioned to a packed house Saturday night with excerpts from Montagues and Capulets. His goal was to astound the audience and win over the board members of EPSO. Originally from Eastern Europe, he now resides in Houston, Texas where he leads the Acadia Symphony Orchestra of La Fayette, Louisiana.
Photos by Laura Bustillos