In just a few years at the helm of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in Maryland and the Binghamton Philharmonic (BPO) in New York State, Jose-Luis Novo has managed to instill a new artistic vision and leave his personal imprint in both organizations. A continuous drive for artistic excellence, innovative thematic programming, and collaborations with some of today's most respected guest artists, have resulted in unprecedented artistic growth, praising audiences, and enthusiastic reviews.


Posted: Dec-14-2011
Latest News
José-Luis Novo is staying with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for five more years. The ASO announced the contract extension for its music director Thursday.
Posted: Jun-11-2013
Latest Acclaim

“Novo established a wonderfully melancholy mood as a dark backdrop against which the light and color of his soloist [Soovin Kim] was attractively offset.

“Novo knows how this movement should sound, so he took particular care to carefully mix the lyrical with the tempestuous to give us a beautifully balanced portrayal of what Dvorák had intended.”

— Capital Gazette
Posted: Apr-8-2014
Latest Recording
Maryland's Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's Three Symphonic Centuries is the orchestra's first under Music Director José-Luis Novo. The recording commemorates the 300th anniversary of Annapolis's Royal Charter and emerged from the ASO's three-year project commemorating the charter giving the city of Annapolis the right to govern itself. The CD, recorded at two November 2008 concerts at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, includes works composed or premiered in 1708, 1808, 1908, and 2008: Corelli's Concerto Grosso in F Major, Op. 6, No. 9; Beethoven's Symphony No. 5; Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole; and the recorded premiere of Tri-Sattawat by Narong Prangcharoen, a Thai composer in his thirties. The 49-year-old orchestra received a 2008 ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award for the four world premieres generated by the Annapolis Charter 300 Young Composers Competition; Prangcharoen's work was the winner of that competition.
Posted: Mar-1-2010