Irwin Hoffman

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Irwin Hoffman (born 26 November 1924) is an American conductor, born in New York. He was a protégé of Serge Koussevitsky. He conducted the Vancouver Symphony from 1952 to 1964, after which he became Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He was Acting Music Director of the Chicago Symphony for one year, from 1968 to 1969. He became the first music director of the Florida Orchestra (then the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony) in 1968. He is now Music Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá, Colombia.

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Preceded by
Music Director, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Succeeded by
Meredith Davies
Preceded by
(no predecessor)
Music Director, Florida Orchestra
Succeeded by
Jahja Ling
Preceded by
Francisco Rettig
Music Director, Bogotá Philharmonic
Succeeded by
Eduardo Diazmuñoz