Two of the the Lexington Philharmonic's music director candidates were also in the running for the podium at the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. But the Arizona orchestra left Alexander Platt and Darryl One alone, opting instead to go with Elizabeth Schulze (photo, left), conductor of the Maryland Symphony. Interesting crossing of paths here: If you Google Schulze, you find that last year she was also a candidate for music director of the Erie Philharmonic in Pennsylvania, a post that was eventually won by Daniel Meyer, Mr. February in the Lexington Philharmonic's search.
This all goes to the point that even if One or Platt had been tapped by Flagstaff, it does not take them out of the running here. But, it also means neither is adding something to their plate at the moment making them less available, should Lexington come calling next Spring.
By the way, the Philharmonic's next slate of candidates will be revealed Friday night prior to the season finale concert.