This week, we have a last minute replacement coming to the podium to fill in for an ailing Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos – which as you can imagine, creates a good deal of frenetic activity. But, we got it done…
…and what a replacement! James DePreist is the newly appointed Permanent Conductor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. He is also Director of Conducting and Orchestral Studies at the Julliard School and Laureate Music Director of the Oregon Symphony. During the past three decades he has served as Music Director of L’Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, Sweden’s Malmö Symphony, L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo and the Oregon Symphony.
Maestro DePreist will be conducting the already scheduled program: good news, because this is one of the few weekends without a soloist, giving the orchestra a chance to really shine. Here’s the program and a link to more information:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 6 in D Major, K. 239, Serenata Notturna
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 100, "Military"
Bela Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra
As we like to say around here, "see you at the symphony!"