The Owensboro Symphony will continue its Conductor Search Season on Saturday evening, November 19, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. (time change from 7:00 p.m. due to Owensboro Christmas Parade) in Cannon Hall at Owensboro’s RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess Street. This concert will feature the second of four conductors vying to become the next music director and conductor of the Owensboro Symphony. The program, entitled American Roots will also honor our veterans, active military and guard personnel and first responders.
This concert will feature the second of four conductors vying to become the next music director and conductor of the Owensboro Symphony. The program, entitled American Roots will also honor our veterans, active military and guard personnel and first responders.
Veterans, active military/guard personnel and first responders with appropriate
ID will receive a 50% discount on ticket prices for this event.
“We are excited to welcome our second finalist and to be able to personally introduce him to the community, ” said Symphony CEO, Dan Griffith. “Again, we want to encourage the whole community to become involved in the selection process. Following each concert, surveys will be available in concert programs and on TheOSO.com. Community opinion, as well as the opinion of the Symphony’s musicians, volunteers, and Symphony Governing Board will be crucial to the search process.”
Opportunities to Meet Troy Quinn
Troy Quinn, Music Director and Conductor of the Juneau Symphony (Juneau, AK) and Music Director and Conductor of the Ocean State Symphony (Newport, RI), received his Bachelor of Fine Art in music from Providence College, his Master’s in Music at Manhattan School of Music and his Doctorate in conducting at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music.
(For more information: troyquinn.com)
Quinn will spend the entire week prior to his concert in Owensboro. In addition to conducting rehearsals with the orchestra, meeting with local officials, donors, and sponsors, he will be involved in education and community engagement events that have been scheduled throughout the region.
The general public is encouraged to attend “Coffee with the Conductor” on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Symphony Academy, 211 East Second Street.
The community is also encouraged to attend and High Notes – a pre-concert conversation with the conductor. This popular event will be led by Troy Quinn and will provide audiences with an overview of the evening’s performance, with insights on the music, composers, and historical background. This event will take place at 7:15 p.m. in the RiverPark Center – Holbrook Balcony and is presented free of charge to patrons with tickets for the performance.
Troy Quinn, the second conductor finalist has chosen a program that may look like a patriotic Fourth of July concert, but is actually a hybrid of classical works and popular/folk tunes. The program will showcase American composers who have worked in multiple genres while celebrating the vast eclectic nature of American music.
The program will include Bernstein’s Overture to West Side Story, Barber’s well-known Adagio for Strings, Copeland’s Hoedown from Rodeo and Variations on a Shaker Melody, Stephen Foster’s My Old Kentucky Home and Samuel Ward’s America the Beautiful.
Joining Quinn and the Symphony will be one of the most celebrated young musicians in the country today, trumpeter Geoff Gallante. Now 16 years old, he was the youngest instrumentalist, at six years old, to ever perform at the White House or at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Gallante’s network television appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC’S Today Show and the CBS Early Show.
Grammy award winning jazz trumpeter Chris Botti has said, “I’ve never seen such a rare gift.” (geoffgallante.com) Gallante will perform with the orchestra in John WIlliam’s Suite from the Fourth of July and as a part of a trumpet trio in Leroy Andersen’s Bugler’s Holiday.
As part of the Symphony’s community engagement program, Geoff Gallante will play a part in the 11:00 a.m. Sunday, November 20 morning worship service at Settle Memorial Methodist Church, 201 East Fourth Street in Owensboro.
Single tickets for the Opening Night performance are $23.00 – $45.00 and are available by phone at 270-687-2787 and at the RiverPark Center Box Office at 101 Daviess Street, Owensboro. Student tickets are $10.50 a piece. Veterans, current military personnel and first responders will receive a 50% discount.