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conducts Classical Romance, November 8-10, 2019
After 26 seasons with the Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz now serves as its Conductor Laureate. He is also Music Director of the Eastern Music Festival and the All-Star Orchestra, an ensemble that gathers top musicians from orchestras across the United States on one stage. Led by Schwarz’s baton, the All-Star Orchestra’s televised concerts have garnered seven Emmy awards.
Schwarz proves a skilled and efficient conductor ...
... this was a performance in a thousand ...
... thoughtful, intelligent music making ...
conducts Roman Festivals, December 6-8, 2019
JoAnn Falletta is Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. In addition, she serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center. With 115 recordings and three Grammy awards under her belt, Falletta is championed as one of the first female Music Directors in America.
One of the finest conductors of her generation.
JoAnn Falletta is such a delight … The energy levels and joy she exudes are infectious for all involved.
One of the brightest stars of symphonic music in America.
conducts Mozart & Mahler, January 17-19, 2020
Steven Sloane is an American-born conductor who has maintained an active career in Israel and across Europe. He was recently appointed as the new Music Directors of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra as well as Principal Guest Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Malmö Opera, and is General Music Director of the Bochum Symphony in Germany. In the United States, he’s served as the Music Director of the Spoleto Music Festival and the American Composers Orchestra.
Steven Sloane drew pulsing, feisty and textured playing from the orchestra.
Superb … right from the very first notes.
conducts Chang Plays Dvořák, January 30-31 and February 1-2, 2020
After eight seasons as the Seattle Symphony's Music Director, Ludovic Morlot will step into a new appointment as the orchestra's Conductor Emeritus. His recordings with the Seattle Symphony have earned three Grammy awards. A 2001 fellowship with the Boston University Tanglewood Institute paved the way to Morlot’s position as Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 2004-2007. He also served as Conductor-in-Residence with the Orchestre National de Lyon.
A vibrant account, with full-bodied string tone, folkloric charm and lots of brio.
Creating ambiance is one of Morlot’s specialties, which he has consistently demonstrated over his years ...
... just the right balance of chiseled precision and evanescent poetry.
conducts Sounds of Nobility, February 21-23, 2020
Bramwell Tovey, a Grammy award-winning conductor and composer, is Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra and Music Director Emeritus of Vancouver Symphony. He works with the Rhode Island Philharmonic as its Artistic Advisor and has appeared with many major orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.
Tovey is an unabashed intellectual. He dangles names of composers and philosophers throughout his discussion of polytonal musical construction. But he's also irrepressibly funny.
He is the very model of a modern orchestral maestro ... a supremely gifted conductor and music director, a much-published composer, a pianist (classical and jazz) and a dreamer of big projects ...
A beautiful and committed performance.
conducts Beethoven & Bartók, March 12-15, 2020
Keith Lockhart conducts the Boston Pops Orchestra, where he is the second-longest tenured conductor since its founding in 1885. He also serves as Chief Guest Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra and is the Artistic Director of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. Lockhart spent 11 years as Music Director of the Utah Symphony, which he conducted at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
His conducting style is often likened to that of a young Leonard Bernstein.
Lockhart exudes the aura of a man who loves his job
For a classical music fan, it was almost too good to be believed ...
conducts American Impressions, April 3-5, 2020
… a greatly gifted musician who appears to be on the verge of a major podium career.
... powerful authority on the podium ...
... a young talent of renown ...