William Shoucair


"Mr. Shoucair and the DSO gave a performance that showed commendable dynamic contrast and held our attention with fine dramatic pacing and a rousing finish"

Vance R. Koven, The Boston Musical Intelligencer



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William Shoucair is the founder and music director of the Dorchester Symphony Orchestra and the Jamaica Plain Symphony Orchestra.

"Mr. Shoucair makes playing in his orchestra a real pleasure - his stick technique is wonderful and clear - you see everything you need to know in his beat." Craig Pennett, Trombone

"Bill is great to work with. As a conductor he is enthusiastic, modest, has a great sense of humor, knows the repertoire and chooses pieces appropriate to the occasion. I always look forward to his emails announcing another concert!" Yvonne Fisher, violin

"A knowledgeable, respectful, prepared conductor. I appreciate your encouraging attitude toward the orchestra and individual musicians. I always enjoy doing concerts with you." Susan Porr, Clarinet