October 2016

Review: Violinist Joseph Swensen’s focus on orchestra helps ASO soar

"Young helped the musicians maintain a high energy, adding a propulsive undercurrent to even the quietest musical passages."

May 2016

Startlingly good Prokofiev: Joseph Young conducts the Atlanta Symphony
"Given the great skill he showed in this performance, he should soon be a most sought after conductor.”
An ASO in mourning excels with Mozart, Prokofiev
"Young shined as a conductor during a sampling of excerpts from Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” orchestral suites."

October 2015

Athens area school kids hear Atlanta Symphony in special performance
-Athens Banner-Herald

April 2015

The Solti Foundation U.S has named Joseph a 2015 prize winner for young American conductors
-Solti Foundation U.S

June 2014

Joseph Young makes ASO debut in concert of students and professionals
If Saturday’s “Firebird” excerpt and reports from Spoleto are any indication, Young will be one to watch from interpretive perspective beyond the mere mechanics of the job — especially, one might wager, for works of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Charleston native Joseph Young leads a spectacular concert
Maestro Young took the bull by the horns, catching every mood and impulse and driving his musicians nearly to their limits, all the while demonstrating his mastery of the complex score. This was orchestral art at its glittering, ebullient best: an event that most of the fortunate audience will never forget. 

-Charleston City Paper

January 2014

Joseph has been named the new Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Assistant Conductor and Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) Music Director. Mr. Young will begin his new post on June 1, 2014. He will also assume the role of Music Director of the ASYO in the 2014-15 season.