See this video of Perry So conducting the Hong Kong Phil. He is known for how expressive he is while conducting. This video illustrates why.
I couldn't be more excited to see guest conductor Perry So lead the Sarasota Orchestra at the upcoming Masterworks concert. Why? Well, he's one of the world's most in-demand young conductors. Just this season alone, he will make his debut with the Houston, New Jersey, Grand Rapids, Omaha, Shanghai and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestras. Did I forget to mention that one of those debuts is with the Sarasota Orchestra?
And if that wasn't convincing enough, Geoffrey Newman of Vancouver Classical Music had this to say about Perry So:
"This was a conquest for this young conductor. His orchestral control is really stunning, and the sheer quickness of execution and massed power that he coaxed out of the orchestra is something we do not see that often... An inspired concert."Geoffrey Newman of Vancouver Classical Music
Another cool tidbit? Perry So was an inaugural Dudamel Conducting Fellow at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which, is quite the honor. Dudamel is one of the most exciting personalities in classical music.
A frequent guest conductor on five continents, he also likes to stick to his roots. Perry was born in Hong Kong, and recently concluded four years with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra as Associate Conductor.
This season he gives three world premieres, one of which, will be local Sarasota composer Jerry Billik's world premiere of "Symphony in M-L." It's always thrilling to be one of the first audiences to hear a new piece of work.
There is so much going on at this Masterworks concert Eroica, the last word I’d use is ‘stuffy.’ This is evidence that classical music is alive, dynamic and worth experiencing live! If you'd like to check it out, learn more here.