Monday, July 31, 2017
Weill: Suite from Three Penny Opera
Copland: Clarinet Concerto
Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet
Joplin: Two Ragtimes:
The Entertainer, arr. Schuller
Maple Leaf Rag, arr. Schuller
Bernstein: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet
Gershwin: Lullaby for Strings
Milhaud: La Creation du Monde
Monday, July 17, 2017
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Tallis
Shostakovich: Concerto for Piano No. 1
Stewart Goodyear, piano & Jeffrey Work, trumpet
Britten: Young Apollo
Stewart Goodyear, piano
Strauss: Metamorphosen for 23 strings
Zeitouni is one of the brightest young conductors of his generation. In addition to his regular work with these ensembles, Zeitouni is in great demand across the globe as a conductor of symphony orchestras and opera companies. Recent seasons have included guest appearances with the symphony orchestras of Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Oregon, Seattle, Detroit, San Antonio, Houston, Phoenix, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Toulouse, as well as the Pacific Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic, and the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston. Guest operatic conducting engagements have included the opera companies of Montreal, Marseille, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and the Glimmerglass Opera Festival. Zeitouni also recently completed successful tenures as Music Director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, in Ohio, and Principal Guest Conductor of the award-winning chamber orchestra "Les Violons du Roy."
Jean-Marie Zeitouni has emerged as one of the brightest young conductors of his generation. His eloquent yet fiery style, in repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music, has resulted in regular engagements with leading symphony orchestras and opera companies around the globe.
Currently Music Director of the Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts and Artistic Director of Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal, Zeitouni recently completed tenures as Music Director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, in Ohio, and Principal Guest Conductor of Les Violons du Roy, an ensemble with which he gave more than 250 concerts throughout North America over the last 13 years.
Zeitouni has also held various other positions with leading Canadian organizations, including music director of the Banff Centre "Opera as Theatre" program, associate conductor and chorus master at Opéra de Montréal and music director of its Young Artist Program (Atelier lyrique), chorus master at Opéra de Québec, choir director of the Québec Symphony Orchestra, and director of the orchestra and opera workshop at Laval University.
As an operatic conductor, he has conducted at Opéra de Montréal, Opéra de Québec, Glimmerglass Opera Festival, and at opera companies in Calgary, Edmonton, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Marseille, Toulouse, and Hanoi.
Zeitouni has conducted nearly every major symphony orchestra in his native Canada, including those of Montréal, Québec, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Halifax, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Victoria, as well as the National Arts Centre, Ensemble Arion and the Club musical de Québec. Outside of Canada, he has conducted symphony orchestras in Detroit, Seattle, Oregon, Carmel, San Antonio, Houston, Louisiana, Costa Mesa, Phoenix, Omaha, Honolulu, Huntsville, Cincinnati, Marseille, Hong Kong, Mexico City, and Xalapa (Mexico), as well as the Pacific Symphony and Boston's Handel and Haydn Society.
He also regularly conducts at major international music festivals, including Festival international de Lanaudière, Festival international du Domaine Forget, Round Top (Texas), Grant Park (Illinois), Elora, Parry Sound and Mostly Mozart (New York).
Zeitouni studied with Maestro Raffi Armenian and graduated from the Montréal Conservatory in conducting, percussion, and theory.
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