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The ECO will be welcoming 5 candidates to direct the orchestra this season. Meet our special guests!
Named “Best Classical
Conductor” in 2015 by the Nashville Scene, Kelly Corcoran is a passionate advocate
for the robust place of classical music in our lives and the lives of future
generations. Corcoran conducted the
Nashville Symphony for nine seasons both as Associate Conductor and Director of
the Symphony Chorus where she conducted the orchestra in hundreds of
performances and was the primary conductor for the education and community
engagement concerts. Corcoran founded
the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra thirteen years ago and continues to serve
on the board. Corcoran is also Artistic Director of Intersection, a
contemporary music ensemble dedicated to challenging the traditional concert
experience with concerts for all ages.
More about Kelly can be found here.
Latshaw is in his first season as the Music Director of the Grand Junction
Symphony Orchestra and since 2013 has been the director of the Kent/Blossom
Music Festival and the Kent State University Orchestra. He previously served as
artistic director and conductor of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra in
Indiana. Latshaw has also held conducting positions with the Indianapolis
Symphony, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Washington Sinfonietta, and Ars Nova
Chamber Orchestra. He was selected by members of the Vienna Philharmonic as the
Herbert von Karajan conducting fellow in 2007. Latshaw’s performances are not
limited to the podium. He has held the position of principal trumpet in
orchestras in Ohio, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts and, he has performed with
jazz bands as a trumpet player, vocalist, and band leader.
More about Charles can be found here.
commanding energy, charisma and easy authority in music of all styles and periods,
conductor Vincent L. Danner has performed with some of the finest orchestras
and choral groups throughout the United States and Europe. Danner served as the
Associate Conductor of the renowned Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Conductor of
the Memphis Youth Symphony and has made outstanding guest conducting
appearances with leading orchestras across the United States, including the
Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony
Orchestra, Charleston Pops, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the Greater
Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra.
More about Vincent can be found here.
Bradley Thachuk is entering his 6th season as Music Director of the Niagara Symphony orchestra. As NSO Music Director, Thachuk has explored increasingly ambitious programming while reaffirming his commitment to a culture of excellence and expanding the NSO’s audience’s appreciation of diverse repertoire. He proudly features world-renowned guest artists and Canadian composers, has introduced a Family Series, and, as a passionate believer in music education, has worked with the staff and board of directors to increase our influence throughout the entire region in this most important of missions. Prior to arriving in Niagara he was Conducting Assistant for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, serving under Maestro Paavo Järvi, and Associate Conductor of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Guest engagements this season include the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Erie Chamber Orchestra and the Reading Symphony Orchestra.
More about Bradley can be found here.
Rated #1 by
the Chicago Sun-Times for “Chicago’s best classical music/opera moments of
2013,” Leslie B. Dunner’s conducted South Shore Opera Company’s fall production
of William Grant Still’s opera “Troubled Island.” It was described as “The most history-making
event of the year.” Dr. Dunner’s conducting appointments have included the New
York Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Annapolis Symphony,
among many others. Ballet engagements have included The American Ballet
Theatre, New York City Ballet, the Washington, Orlando and Madison Ballets, and
London's Royal Ballet at Covent Garden. Leslie B. Dunner is a clarinetist and
composer, having played in the USA and Canada. His compositions have been
successfully performed throughout the USA and abroad.
More about Leslie can be found here.
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