top of page

After a two-year search that began in August 2021, the Spartanburg Philharmonic has selected conductor John Young Shik Concklin as its 10th music director for its 95th season. 


SPARTANBURG — One of the oldest arts organizations in Spartanburg is in its 95th season and has a new music director.

John Young Shik Concklin will lead Spartanburg Philharmonic as its tenth music director...


John Young Shik Concklin got the call on a recent Thursday afternoon: Could he step in as guest conductor for a Greenville Symphony Orchestra program in less than two weeks?


Symphony’s road-trip-themed concert is about hope and possibilities...


When the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2022-2023 season, front and center will be its new music director and conductor John Young Shik Concklin...


John Young Shik Concklin is the new music director of the Spartanburg (SC) Philharmonic; Maurice Cohn is the new music director of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

bottom of page