(b Faribault, Minn., 1943).
Amer. conductor. Mus. dir., Minnesota Opera 1968–85. Founder and mus. dir. Plymouth Music Series from 1969. Has cond. Minnesota Orch. and Pittsburgh SO and opera at Drottningholm, Washington DC, S. Francisco, and Houston. Aldeburgh Fest. 1989 and 1990. Cond. first complete recording of Britten's Paul Bunyan.