Samuel Miles Woods

Hi everyone-

I usually eschew the autobiography here, but wanted to just put the happy word out that Samuel Miles Woods (our first) was born on Monday, the 17th of March at 5:30 PM. His Irish  grandfather was very proud of him coming on St Patrick’s Day. 


A true conductor’s son, he seemed to happily go 2 weeks past his due date so I could finish all my concerts, and started heading into the world just a few hours after I finished Beethoven 5 on Saturday evening. I’ll always owe him for not choosing to arrive in the middle of Xenakis or Downie last week!  

Blogging may be a bit irregular or non-existent in the coming weeks, but we’ll see.

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American conductor, composer and cellist Kenneth Woods is Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Colorado MahlerFest and cellist of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo. He records for the Avie, Somm, Nimbus, Signum, MSR and Toccata labels.

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10 comments on “Samuel Miles Woods”

  1. Rebecca M

    Congratulations Ken! He’s gorgeous. I may not have a whole lot of time these days to comment, but I couldn’t let this one go without saying something!!

  2. ComposerBastard

    Oh this is TOTALLY cool! Congrads KEN!! WHOOHOO!!! Is there an address we can send a card or something?

    And look, he comes colour coordinated!!! Is a manual included in the box? =)

    Best wishes!!!


  3. john wilson

    Here’s tipping a pint to you and Suzanne with an enthusiastic & warm welcome to little Samuel!!!

    After your recent concert schedule you will be all trained up for the rigors and joy of newborn care!!!!

    All the Best, Ken!! And Congratulations!!

  4. Anna

    A huge hello to Samuel, what great timing he has. Obviously a musician in the making.

    Many congratulations to you, and of course, Suzanne, he looks adorable.

    You are at the start of the most exciting and rewarding adventure and one I know you’ll love.

    Use the sleepless nights as a motivating force, Robin composed his first Concerto after the

    birth of our first born, mainly at night! Just think how many scores you’ll learn!!!

    Good luck to you all.

  5. Lisa Hirsch

    Congratulations to you all! He is beautiful. (And now you can see just how far behind I am in reading your blog!)

  6. Ken Lilienthal

    Congratulations Ken and to you too Suzanne!!!
    I hope you will all be happy togeather….

    HI SAMUEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    best wishes

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