Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Andris Nelsons talks about Wagner, ‘Das Rheingold’

Wagnerian fever struck Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Andris Nelsons growing up in Latvia. “I just love Wagner’s music,” Nelsons said in a recent interview. “It actually started very early. He was the first composer that I had a lot of exposure to because my parents introduced me to Wagner’s music …

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Hamburg Symphony Orchestra conductor Sir Jeffrey Tate dies at 74 | News | DW

Sir Jeffrey Tate, the conductor of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, died of a heart attack in the Italian city of Bergamo on Friday. “His music made the world a better place, and we are infinitely grateful for the hours, days and years we were able to spend with Sir Jeffrey,” …

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Bag Policy Forces Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Bass Hall Conductor – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

A social media post by the conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra on Sunday angered the North Texas arts community after he was kept away from Bass Performance Hall during the representation of his daughter. Miguel Harth-Bedoya posted a video about his professional Facebook page standing outside the front …

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conductor kicked out of concert hall for carrying his daughter’s violin case | Item

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in Texas, described being forced out of his own concert hall by security guards because he was wearing his daughter’s violin case . The conductor posted a video on his Facebook page following the incident at Bass Hall, which took place …

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Knoxville Symphony Orchestra music director Aram Demirjian lands in his place

At no point in his life before applying for the job, Aram Demirjian probably imagined himself as artistic director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. “I never ended up being where I thought I was, but I ended up being where I was supposed to be,” Demirjian says over coffee at …

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Former Springfield Symphony Orchestra music director Robert Gutter has died aged 79

vintage fourth 2.jpg Maestro Robert Gutter, musical director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra from 1970 to 1986, conducted the SSO during the July 4 celebrations at Symphony Hall in Springfield in 1981. (The Republican archive photo) Robert Gutter, conductor and former musical director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, died suddenly …

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Cincy’s conductor bows out

CINCINNATI – Gerry Doan shaped and refined the Cincinnati Community Orchestra for 35 years. But the orchestra’s beloved conductor will retire after one final show on Saturday. The orchestra’s free performances made classical music accessible in Greater Cincinnati, and Doan has been its guiding force. “It wasn’t that good when …

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Prodigy of just 11 is our youngest conductor

Only 11-year-old prodigy who is our youngest conductor: Schoolboy leaves audiences thrilled after leading 75 musicians in a flawless performance Matthew Smith conducted a 75-person orchestra at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham He conducted Johann Strauss’s operetta Die Fledermaus entirely from memory The nine-minute performance left the audience of …

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Child prodigy to become world’s youngest conductor – VIBE.com

Mathew Smith, an 11-year-old British music prodigy, is set to become the youngest conductor in the world to lead a 75-piece orchestra. On April 2, Smith will conduct the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra’s performance of John Strauss’s “Die Fledermaus” at the Royal Concert Hall in London. To prepare, Smith rehearses once …

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11-year-old British child prodigy to become world’s youngest conductor

Super talented Matthew Smith is a 5th grade standard violinist and also plays guitar, drums, piano and viola. Incredibly, he will take the lead when the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra (NSO) performs Die Fledermaus at the city’s Royal Concert Hall on April 2. The concert will make Matthew the youngest conductor …

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What does a conductor do?

TAMPA The young man raised his hands, one of which held a stick, and lowered them. A grand piano took off like a racehorse struck with a whip, the pianist snapping the chords of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.6, better known as Pathethics. She and Jeancarlo Gonzalez, a graduate student in conducting …

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The former conductor of the Midland Woods Symphony Orchestra is known for his musicality and kindness

Carlton Woods is remembered not only as an excellent musician, but also as a kind, patient and gentle man and a good friend. Woods, 75, died of congestive heart failure on February 21 at his home in Westlake, Ohio, near Cleveland. He was conductor of the Midland Symphony Orchestra from …

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Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, laureate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, dies at 93

Minnesota conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski has passed away. He was 93 years old. Skrowaczewski came to Minnesota decades ago to conduct what was then the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, and he never left. He changed the face of classical music in Minnesota and remained a dominant presence in the classical music world …

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Woodstock Chamber Orchestra conductor essay continues

Guillaume Stevens William Stevens’ musical ambitions and accomplishments extend far beyond being an orchestral teacher for the Arlington Central School District. Stevens is principal clarinet with two regional orchestras, the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra and the Greater Newburgh Symphony. His background as a conductor includes leading the Hudson Valley Saxophone …

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Minnesota Orchestra conductor Skrowaczewski in stable condition after stroke

Venerable Minnesota Orchestra conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski suffered a stroke on Sunday and is recovering from surgery, the orchestra announced Tuesday. He is in stable condition. “The news is very upsetting for everyone in the orchestra family, but everyone has good thoughts,” said orchestra spokeswoman Gwen Pappas. Skrowaczewski, 93, has taken …

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Former Bangor Symphony Orchestra conductor dies aged 97

BANGOR, Maine — Friends and Colleagues of Alumni Bangor Symphony Orchestra Bandleader Peter J. Re says the city’s iconic music organization owes much of its success to the high standards it set half a century ago. Re, 97, died Sunday at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough. He conducted the …

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Multifaceted Claudia Simpson-Jones lays down the conducting baton of the Olympia Chamber Orchestra

Before becoming conductor of the Olympia Chamber Orchestra, Claudia Simpson-Jones had many adventures, both musical and non-musical. She was a pilot for major airlines. She performed in Las Vegas. She was featured in Glamor magazine. But since the age of 15, Simpson-Jones has been a conductor. On Saturday she will …

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Gael Garcia Bernal plays a conductor, and now he’s the real deal

Production of the third season of Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle” begins this summer, and lead actor Gael Garcia Bernal resumes his role as conductor superstar Rodrigo de Souza who can boast of two things: He’s a winner. of a Golden Globe and actually conducted the LA Philharmonic at the …

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The conductor of the Olympia will give the final performance

By GRAHAM PEREDNIA gperednia@yelmonline.com Longtime Olympia Chamber Orchestra conductor Claudia Simpson-Jones will step off the podium after a concert on June 4. With a simple flick of the wrist, she succeeded in transferring the pure emotion of the pages of sheet music into the soul of the audience. “It’s a …

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Jon Robertson conducts final concert as Music Director of Redlands Symphony Orchestra – Redlands Daily Facts

REDLANDS >> Jon Robertson did not say goodbye at the Redlands Symphony Orchestra concert on Saturday night. Instead, he thanked the musicians, audience and everyone involved with the Redlands Symphony over the 33 years he has been with the orchestra. Saturday’s concert at the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel was …

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Symphony conductor Jonathan Girard has revived music banned by the Nazis

For the first time since 1933, the sound of the symphonic poem by Hungarian composer Emmerich Kálmán Endre and Johanna filled a concert hall on March 11 at UBC. It was Jonathan Girard, the conductor of the Symphony Orchestra, who revived the piece by the Jewish composer whose music had …

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Former Springfield Symphony Orchestra conductor releases memoir

arts sso staffanson.jpg Robert L. Staffanson conducted the Springfield Symphony Orchestra from 1955 to 1969. (single sign-on photo) In the fall of 2003, Robert Staffanson, conductor of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra from 1955 to 1969, returned to Springfield with his wife and family to help the SSO celebrate its 60th …

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conductor shares his passion with young musicians | Music

A conductor from a local youth orchestra guides his students through musical movements and, he hopes, to a lifelong love of music. Stephen Czarkowski, a 38-year-old resident of Gaithersburg, has been conductor of the Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra for five years. “I loved every minute,” he said. The entire orchestra, …

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Peabody Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marin Alsop to record music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts

Through Tiffany lundquist / Posted March 24, 2015 The music of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Peabody Conservatory faculty artist Kevin puts will appear on a new recording by the Peabody Symphony Orchestra and conductor Marin Alsop, acclaimed Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and a member of the …

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“We have to blackmail him”

The sanctuary of the old Cokesbury Methodist Church in Onancock fills up once a week with the sounds of music composed generations ago in European towns far from this sleepy hamlet on the east coast of Virginia. Members of the East Coast Orchestra, a string orchestra made up of community …

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Supports Performers

When the acclaimed Atlanta Symphony Orchestra locked out its musicians in a labor dispute for the second time in two years, then announced this week that it was canceling the start of its 70th anniversary season, its musical director , Robert Spano, found himself worrying about what the set’s silence …

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Minnesota Orchestra’s conductor returns…for now

Gordon Sprenger, chairman of the orchestra’s board of directors, confirms that “conversations are taking place”. This week’s concerts, from Thursday to Saturday, celebrate the Grammy awarded to Mr. Vanska and the orchestra in January for a recording of Sibelius’s First and Fourth Symphonies. This is Mr Vanska’s first official appearance …

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The former conductor finds his rhythm in football | News

Not for long, however. These days he plays football with as much enthusiasm as he puts on music. “The rule we have is that everyone has to go back to work,” said the retired conductor of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, who conducted it for 20 years. “So no one gets …

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I am a conductor. What do you want to know? | Tara Simoncic

Tara Simoncic has traveled the world as a conductor. She is part of a growing group of women breaking one of the last glass ceilings in the music industry: wielding the conductor’s baton. As part of The Guardian’s “A Day’s Work” series, Tara has agreed to share her passion for …

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Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor Andrew Litton is a modern maestro – The Denver Post

If Denver loved classical music as it loves football, Andrew Litton would be the next Peyton Manning. The two men are leaders in their field, national figures brought to play with the home team. Each brings a considerable fan base. Of course, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s new artistic conductor doesn’t …

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Cho takes office as Conductor/Music Director of the 7th Lubbock Orchestra

Maestro David Cho has made a positive impression on music lovers who have seen him work alongside guest artist Yo-Yo Ma and lead the orchestra in later concerts, as well as the musicians he collectively regards as ” my tool”. Cho, the seventh conductor and music director in the history …

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Gig Harbor bandleader finds resonance with young musicians

By Ric Hallock, Gig Harbor Life The Peninsula Youth Orchestra’s first auditions for the 2012-13 season will take place on Thursday, June 7 at Harbor Covenant Church, 5601 Gustafson. Auditions will also take place in the fall. For more information, contact PYO’s Managing Director, Paula VanderPoel, by email at info@harborpyo.com. …

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New century, new orchestra: the conductor starts afresh and hopes to eliminate the suffocation of music

Tim Farrell / The Star-LedgerGary Schneider, right, will conduct a violin concerto by Daniel Schnyder, left, with violinist Francesca Anderegg Ten years after the collapse of his Hoboken Chamber Orchestra, founder and conductor Gary Schneider is ready for a second chance. “The world has completely changed,” says Schneider. “If I …

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Hershey Symphony Orchestra conductor brings out the talent of musicians

Pretty much every week, conductor Sandra Dackow hops in her car and drives three hours to central Pennsylvania, where she is chairing a rehearsal with members of the Hershey Symphony Orchestra. Or maybe it’s a week of concerts, like this. Or maybe she’s overseeing a day-long rehearsal for the Festival …

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Springfield Symphony Orchestra conductor Kevin Rhodes signs new contract

Archive photo | the republicanSpringfield Symphony Orchestra musical director Kevin Rhodes signed a new three-year contract on Saturday night. SPRING FIELD – Kevin Rhodes signed a new contract this evening that keeps him at the head of Springfield Symphony Orchestra for the next three years. The three-year extension was announced …

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Gustavus announces new symphony conductor

Ruth lin Gustavus Adolphus College is proud to announce the appointment of a new conductor of the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Ruth Lu Lin. She will officially join the faculty and conduct the orchestra from September 1, 2010, however, Lin is already preparing for her new role at Gustavus and will …

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YORK RIVER CONDUCTOR DYES AT 61 – Daily Press

James Herbison, a talented Hampton Roads cellist and bandleader who touched many lives through his performance and teaching, died Monday at age 61 of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Since 2006, Mr. Herbison has conducted the York River Symphony Orchestra, which performed regularly at the Yoder Barn Theatre. He performed …

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