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Due to illness, we have had to cancel "Finding an American Voice." We apologize for this inconvenience. We will be reaching out shortly to those of you who have already purchased tickets about your options." Again, we are sorry that we will not be able to share this experience with you, but we hope you will join us in the future.

John is music director of the Providence Medical Orchestra and serves regularly as an assistant and cover conductor with the San Francisco Symphony, Boston Ballet, and Symphony New Hampshire. He is currently Associate Conductor of the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra. John holds a Master’s degree in conducting from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Eric Dudley, has also studied conducting with Charles Peltz at New England Conservatory, and is a winner of the 2021 American Prize in Conducting, community orchestra edition.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, John was founding music director of the National Virtual Medical Orchestra - an ensemble made up of 80 doctors, nurses, and other members of our nation's medical community. 


John finds the greatest joy in discovering unjustly neglected musical masterpieces and sharing them with audiences. He looks forward to doing just that in his May program with the WSO, which celebrates the diverse musical traditions that come together to form a uniquely American musical voice.  Learn more about John from his website (

Finding An American Voice

CANCELLED: Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Conductor:  John Masko

Vaughan Williams: Serenade in A Minor, Prelude and Scherzo

Dvorak: Romance for Violin and Orchestra 

Soloist:  Sarita Kwok, violin

Dvorak: Mazurek for Violin and Orchestra 

Still: Symphony No. 1, Afro-American

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