Wednesday, June 1, 2011

PASSING THE BATON: The 2011-2012 OMP Conductor Search

OMP Salutes Glen Cortese:  May 5, 2012



With eight outstanding seasons as OMP Artistic Director behind him, Glen Cortese is moving on.  Don't miss this very special evening with our very special Maestro Emeritus, featuring a new commission by Glen!  more...

Glen, you will be missed.



Stepping In




As we progress toward hiring our next Artistic Director, our beloved Artistic Director Emeritus and 
 violist Robert Hurwitz will offer his time, energy and experience to artistic decisions.  
Thank you, Bob!

Three Great Conductors


David Hattner: Oct. 8, 2011

Three-time Aspen Music School Conducting Academy participant, celebrated clarinetist, and finishing his third season with the Portland Youth Philharmonic, David Hattner has been praised for his sense of drama and rapport with his musicians.  Mr. Hattner has chosen a program of Copland, Mozart and Cherubini.  more...





Kelly Kuo: Jan. 7, 2012


The recipient of a 2009 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award for young conductors, Kuo’s recent conducting engagements include his debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.  Mr. Kuo is a successful pianist as well as conductor, who has impressed reviewers with his "considerable verve, and no shortage of idiomatic delicacy."  He has programmed Copland, Mozart and Beethoven. more...


Michael Nowak: Feb. 11, 2012

A seasoned conductor and former Oregon Bach Festival violist, Michael Nowak is in his twenty-sixth season leading the San Luis Obispo Symphony.  Mr. Nowak has many film score credits to his name,  including The Kite Runner.  For his concert with OMP, Mr. Nowak has selected works by Stravinsky and Mozart.  more... 
 photo credit: J.Manuele 








Dean's List...
A Season highlight: three brilliant Mozart Concerti,  each performed by
Dean Kramer!



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