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October 4, 2014
LAUNCHING A NEW ERA
Stilian Kirov is currently the Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony and has also served as Associate Conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Memphis Youth Symphony Program.
Mr. Kirov has been Conducting Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, at the Aspen Music Festival, the National Repertory Orchestra as well as the Chautauqua Music Festival, where he has also returned in 2012 as a guest conductor. Mr. Kirov is a graduate in orchestral conducting of The Juilliard School, where he was a student of James DePreist. He also holds a master’s degree from the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, where he studied with Dominique Rouits. Mr. Kirov has worked with distinguished conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Kurt Masur, Robert Spano, Michael Tilson Thomas, Stéphane Denève, Gianluigi Gelmetti, George Manahan and Asher Fisch, among others.
SOLOIST – Fei Fei Dong – Piano
November 8, 2014
TWO GREAT ORCHESTRAL MASTERPIECES
Now in his second season, Alejandro Gutiérrez is the Assistant Conductor for Pacific Symphony and serves as Music Director of Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Gutiérrez served as associate conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica (NSO) from 1998 to 2011, constantly touring the nation’s seven provinces with this orchestra as well as conducting concerts in the subscription series. He is the designer and conductor of several successful educational and family programs which include “Discovering Beethoven,” “The Family Instruments of the Orchestra,” “From the Caves to the Orchestra” and “The Concerto,” among others.
As music director and conductor of the University of Costa Rica Symphony Orchestra and the National Institute of Music Wind Orchestra, Gutiérrez led a program for new music, where he premiered winning compositions from the national award of composition given by the Minister of Culture.
SOLOIST – Carter Brey – Cello
March 14, 2015
Equally at home with both orchestral and vocal genres, Teresa Cheung is in frequent demand for symphonic, choral, and operatic productions in the US and Canada. Guest conducting appearances have led her to the American Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Mobile Symphony, the Nashville Symphony, the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony, and the Stamford Symphony. Aside from maintaining an active schedule with professional orchestras, Cheung often appears as conductor for All State/County Orchestra Festivals, and has been a clinician for Lincoln Center’s “Meet The Artist” program since 2007.
Cheung is a strong advocate of music education for all ages. Her passion for community outreach is evident with her lectures, collaborative projects, and creative concert programming.
SOLO ARTISTS – Elena Urioste - Violin
– Juan Miguel Hernandez - Viola
April 11, 2015
TWO BSO PREMIERS
A compelling, insightful and energetic force on the podium, conductor Rebecca Miller is acclaimed by press and audiences alike. Her sophisticated music making and evocative command of varied composers and styles, coupled with her ability to connect with audiences of all ages, have resulted in her increasing demand as a guest conductor throughout the United States and abroad.
Ms. Miller was the first prize winner at the 4th Eduardo Mata International Conducting Competition, is Artistic Director of The New Professionals Orchestra (London, UK), Music Director of The Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society and Orchestra, and Fellow in Music Performance at the Royal Holloway University of London.
SOLO ARTISTS – Bakersfield Master Chorale
May 9, 2015
GOLDSMITH & CO. IN A PHOTO FINISH
Winner of the 2013 Solti Foundation US Career Assistance Award, Roger Kalia continues to make his mark as a rising young conductor. Mr. Kalia is the newly appointed Assistant Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra beginning in the 2013-14 season. In this position, he conducts a variety of concerts including Family, Education, and Community run-out concerts while covering all classical subscription concerts for Maestro Christopher Warren-Green and guest conductors.
As a recipient of the BMI/Lionel Newman Conducting Scholarship and YMF Conducting Grant, Mr. Kalia is in his second season as Music Director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles.
SOLOIST – Marcin Dylla – Guitar